Hu-Friedy Expands Orthodontic Collection with New Step Pliers


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CHICAGO, IL – Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, announced today the launch of its Ortho-Step Pliers which will allow clinicians to easily create z-bends in archwire, advancing a patient’s treatment.

Step pliers also called detailing pliers or bayonet bending pliers, are best used extraorally on wire up to .022” x 0.25” (.53mm x .64mm). The pliers’ double-sided offset beaks create a right-hand or left-hand step-up or step-down in the wire at ½ mm, ¾ mm or 1 mm intervals.

Z-bends created by step pliers help a clinician to extrude or intrude a specific tooth or teeth. The bend can also change a tooth’s inclination and/or rotation.

Ken Serota, president of Hu-Friedy, states, “All of our orthodontic products are engineered to provide unrivaled clinical outcomes. The Step Pliers are the latest example of this, and highlight Hu-Friedy’s commitment to developing instruments that help clinicians perform at their best and provide the highest level of care to their patients.”

Hu-Friedy Step Pliers are crafted with Immunity Steel® alloy, a high-quality surgical grade stainless steel, to ensure strength and corrosion resistance for a more effective treatment. To view the new Step Pliers and all of the Orthodontic Collection, please CLICK HERE.

About Hu-Friedy

Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's particular skill. Its products, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. Headquartered in Chicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries and the company maintains offices in Rotterdam, Tuttlingen, Germany, Milan, Shanghai, and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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