Interproximal reduction contra angle handpiece (IPR) is the removal of small amounts of outer enamel tooth surface between two adjacent teeth it is a means to acquire additional apace to create ideal tooth alignment.
•Creates space to improve tooth alignment.
•Helps to improve the bite(the way your teeth fit together.)
•Can increase the stability of the teeth, so they will retain their position long term.
•Can reduce black triangles. this is created by the absence of gum tissue between teeth and gives the appearance of a dark space or hole.
•IPR in certain cases may alleviate the need for permanent tooth extractions
•Note: IPR may also be used in conjunction with tooth extractions for reasons listed above.
•May help to improve the appearance of the teeth, reshaping them for a better esthetic outcome.