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WaveOne Gold Glider is a single-file, single-use glide path file that uses the exact same unequal bidirectional clockwise/counterclockwise angles as WaveOne Gold shaping files. With Gold-wire metallurgy, increasing tapers from 2% to over 6% along its active portion, and diameters of 0.15 mm at D0 and 0.85 mm at D16, pre-shaping canals has never been safer, faster or easier. Gold-wire technology has been shown to significantly improve flexibility and the resistance to cyclic fatigue compared to non-heat-treated files. A progressively tapered design over the active portion of a single file reduces the potential for taper lock and the dangerous screw effect.
Because of its design, metallurgy, and unique movement, Gold Glider cuts a safer, faster and more fully tapered pathway to length compared to a fixed tapered stainless steel size 15 hand file.
Note a dedicated mechanical glide path file may be used to pre-shape any given canal prior to utilizing greater tip diameter and tapered shaping files. Importantly, a dedicated mechanical glide path file may be utilized to follow and expand, or pre-shape, any secured canal. Fortuitously, a dedicated mechanical glide path file has been shown to significantly improve shaping results, reduce this procedural chairtime by 40%, and decrease post-operative pain. A mechanical glide path file may be selected that provides either a full rotary or reciprocation movement.
NOTE: Any alternative mechanical glide path file that has D0 tip diameters of 0.13 mm, 0.15 mm, 0.17 mm, or 0.19 mm will have D16 diameters of 0.45 mm, 0.47 mm, 0.49 mm, and 0.51 mm, respectively.