What are dental loupes? At present, the refined auxiliary equipment commonly used in dental treatment are dental eye loupes and oral microscopes (hereinafter referred to as "microscopes"). They play a crucial role in expanding surgical fields and achieving fine operations. However, the field of view and depth of view are directly related to the magnification: at higher magnifications, the visible field will decrease and the depth of field will become smaller. In other words, clinical doctors using dental eye loupes with higher magnification for pulp therapy may face some challenges when performing other surgical procedures that require a larger field of view and depth of field. Dental magnifiers are usually used in routine dental treatment, such as tooth preparation, cavity filling, and embedded tooth crowns.
Through the use of dental eye loupes, the view of the oral cavity is completely different and interesting. During cleaning, it is interesting to discover even “such subtle areas”. When cleaning and adjusting fillings, enlarging parts makes it easier to see. In addition, the light attached to the dental magnifying glass also improves work efficiency, and treatment skills will also improve.
Fine operations are much better after using dental eye loupes. If there is a budget, it is best to customize and not to buy adjustable glasses, as pupil distance and degree greatly affect the user experience.
(1) About magnification: For the first pair of glasses, 2.5 to 3.5 times magnification is enough. Later, when you get used to it, switch to higher magnification dental eye loupes or directly use oral microscopes.
(2) About angles: Everyone should compare traditional magnifiers and angled magnifiers. The advantage of angled magnifiers is that they exert less pressure on the cervical spine, but the disadvantage is that they require adapting to new body positions. Once adapted, long-term operations will become easier.
(3) About brands: Both dental eye loupes and dental treatment lights are worth what you pay for. Some may be cheaper, but the visible diameter under the same magnification conditions may be smaller and the distance may also be smaller. Plus, services may not be great. They are suitable for departments that do not require fine operations. Therefore, when choosing dental eye loupes, it is important to choose those with good value for money and avoid choosing poor quality in favor of lower prices.
(4) About headlamps: Some dental magnifiers may be of good quality, but the pressure on the bridge of the nose can be much greater, especially when the dental magnifier has a wired headlamp and is heavy.