VALO™ Ortho CordlessLED Curing Light
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Attention Ultradent Customers: This product is now available to orthodontists exclusively through American Orthodontics. For all orthodontic orders, please call American Orthodontics at 800.558.7687 or purchase online with AO Direct.
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Ultradent Products, Inc. ("Ultradent") warrants that this product shall, for a period of 5 years
from the date of purchase, when operated according to the operating instructions included with
the product, (i) conform in all material respects to the specifications set forth in Ultradent's
documentation accompanying the product; and (ii) be free from defects in material and
workmanship. This limited warranty is nontransferable and applies solely to the original
purchaser and does not extend to subsequent owners of the product. This limited warranty does
not cover any accessory components such as, but not limited to, batteries, chargers, adapters,
or adaptive lenses. This limited warranty is void if the product is damaged due to negligence,
abuse, misuse, accident, modification, tampering, alteration, or failure to follow the
applicable instructions for use. To qualify under this limited warranty, proof of purchase
(e.g., sales receipt or similar documentation) must be submitted to Ultradent along with the
Ultradent will either repair or replace defective products, in its sole discretion, that fall under this warranty. In no event shall Ultradent's liability for the product exceed the purchase price paid by the purchaser. Under no circumstances shall Ultradent be liable for any indirect, incidental, foreseen, unforeseen, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this product.
VALO Ortho Cordless curing light uses a custom, multiwavelength light-emitting diode (LED) for producing high-intensity light at 385-515nm, which is capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials. This intensity will also penetrate porcelain and is capable of curing underlying resin cements similar to a quality halogen light. The VALO Ortho Cordless curing light uses VALO rechargeable batteries and a battery charger suitable for power outlets from 100 to 240 volts. The handpiece is designed to rest in a standard dental unit bracket or can be custom mounted using the bracket included in the kit. It can also be stored on a countertop or in a drawer. The VALO Ortho Cordless curing light is equipped with a sensor that registers movement of the light; when the light is not being used, the VALO Ortho Cordless curing light will automatically go into sleep mode and when moved will return to the most recently used setting.
- Unique Xtra Power Quadrant mode quickly and efficiently cures five teeth with one touch of a button
- Powerful, optimally collimated beam delivers consistent, even cures directly over the labial face of the bracket
- Slim, low-profile design allows unprecedented access anywhere in the mouth
- Intuitive timer controls are easy to operate and user-friendly
- Highly efficient LEDs keep wand body cool to the touch
- Operates on two inexpensive, rechargeable VALO batteries
Ultradent Products, Inc. (“Ultradent”) warrants that this product shall, for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase, when operated according to the operating instructions included with the product, (i) conform in all material respects to the specifications set forth in Ultradent’s documentation accompanying the product; and (ii) be free from defects in material and workmanship. This limited warranty is nontransferable and applies solely to the original purchaser and does not extend to subsequent owners of the product. This limited warranty does not cover any accessory components such as, but not limited to, batteries, chargers, adapters, or adaptive lenses. This limited warranty is void if the product is damaged due to negligence, abuse, misuse, accident, modification, tampering, alteration, or failure to follow the applicable instructions for use. To qualify under this limited warranty, proof of purchase (e.g., sales receipt or similar documention) must be submitted to Ultradent along with the defective product.
Ultradent will either repair or replace defective products, in its sole discrection, that fall under this warranty. In no event shall Ultradent’s liability for the product exceed the purchase price paid by the purchaser. Under no circumstances shall Ultradent be liable for any indirect, incidental, foreseen, unforeseen, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this product.
“We love the new VALO Ortho. The quadrant mode and one-second delay are great enhancements for the orthodontist. We have become even more efficient. Thanks for making the VALO even better!”
"The VALO Ortho is definitely the biggest breakthrough we have implemented in our office's bonding process. I now have access to a high power, 3-second cure at each chair and never have to worry about locating my older cordless versions or hoping they will be charged enough to finish the procedure! The VALO Ortho has also proven to be a major time saver, not only due to the rapid cure time but also because its sleek design allows easy access to all posterior teeth and is very comfortable to the patient. With new advances like the Xtra Power Quadrant mode, which provides curing of an entire quadrant with a single press of the button, I can't wait to see what they will come up with next."
Dr. Michael Cook
Frequently Asked Questions
Has anything changed in the curing recommendations?Yes! Curing recommendations in standard ortho mode has changed. Testing performed in R&D has proven we can decrease the curing time in standard mode to 1x10-second cure per bracket. This recommendation has been validated both with joules measurement using MARC and tensile pull bond strengths. Our internal tests show 1x10-second cure is more than sufficient. Clinicians who prefer to use standard ortho mode will experience less heat coming from the light with 1x10-second cure as compared to 1x20-second cure.
I have heard complaints about heat, what should I tell customers?
The VALO curing light produces high intensity energy, but does not exceed the energy produced by plasma lights or many competitive lights. The VALO light’s heat emission, even in the Xtra Power mode does not exceed safety standards and is in line with major competitors (see Dental Advisor study).
If heat is an issue for patients, be sure to:
- Take care to stay away from soft tissues
- Using a dry line, blow air on the curing site during curing
How does the battery charge work? Will I lose intensity?The batteries will always deliver complete power for the light to emit the specified mw/cm2. The intensity will remain the same always. After a LONG period of time if the battery life is wearing down, it will just require more frequent charging (IE cell phone).
Can I use any type of batteries in the VALO™ battery charging unit?
The VALO™ battery charging unit is designed to only work with VALO™ branded rechargeable batteries.
The VALO light gave me a low battery indicator when I inserted new batteries.
- Remove and ensure to re-insert, (+) side first
- Ensure batteries are charged, indicated by green lights on the charger
- Try a different set of new batteries
The charger's lights do not light up.
- Ensure plug is fully inserted in power outlet and full inserted into charger
- Try a different outlet
- Call customer support at 888.863.5883
My batteries appear to be charged but the VALO light indicates low battery.
- Try a different set of charged batteries
- Call Opal customer Service at 888.863.5883
This light feels heavy.With batteries, a VALO Cordless light weighs 6oz, which is 2oz heavier than the corded version.
What cleaning agents should I use to clean the VALO curing light?
To clean the VALO curing light, you should use isopropyl-alcohol based cleaners, ethyl alcohol-based cleaners, or another non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaner. We recommend using:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Ethyl alcohol-based cleaners
- Lysol®* Brand III Disinfectant Spray (recommended)
- Lysol®* Concentrate (alcohol-based only)
We have seen repeated issues of corrosion and discoloration with the use of CaviCide products over time, so we no longer recommend using CaviCide to clean your VALO curing light.
Please note: Damage to the VALO curing light caused by the use of cleaning products, including discoloration and corrosion, is not covered under the VALO curing light warranty.
*Trademark of a company other than Ultradent Products, Inc.
Should I purchase a VALO Corded LED curing light or a VALO Cordless LED curing light?
Both the VALO Corded light and the VALO Cordless light offer broadband LED curing with 3 power modes and timing options. In addition, each one offers unique benefits, and the light you choose depends upon which of these features suits your needs best.
The cord on the original VALO Corded light is made with Kevlar strands for durability and ease of movement. The cord allows the wand body to remain exceptionally slim and lightweight because it does not have to house batteries. Some practitioners prefer the corded version for the convenience of having a constant power supply and because they never have to worry about recharging or replacing batteries.
The VALO Cordless light features the same award-winning curing technology as the VALO Corded light, but in a cordless, battery-operated wand body. It was designed for those practitioners who prefer the freedom that only comes with a cordless handpiece. The batteries for the VALO Cordless light were selected for their consistent power output, battery life, and battery expectancy. The batteries will last more than 1000 recharge cycles and approximately 400 cures before needing to be recharged. They are convenient to find, safe, and inexpensive, making the VALO Cordless light your best option in a battery-operated curing light.
How does Xtra Power Quadrant mode work?Xtra Power Quadrant mode is unique to the VALO Ortho curing light and allows you to quickly cure 5 teeth—or one quadrant of the mouth—with the touch of a button. Xtra Power Quadrant mode is equipped with 3,200 mW/cm2 and delivers five 3-second cures in a quick burst. After you press the power button once, the VALO Ortho light illuminates, curing for 3 seconds, followed by a short 1.5-second delay during which you can move to the next tooth. The VALO Ortho light then re-illuminates, delivering another 3-second burst, followed by another 1.5-second delay. This process repeats five times so that you can cure five teeth in a row with minimal effort.
Is it true that the VALO Ortho curing light works when pointed over the labial face of the bracket?Yes. The VALO Ortho light’s 10 mm lens has a large footprint that allows you to quickly and easily cure from over the top of the labial face of the bracket. The light from the lens covers the bracket and surrounding enamel, illuminating through the enamel and bouncing off the dentin to cure the resin underneath the bracket. This technique eliminates the need to reposition the light and cure from different angles; however, if you prefer to cure interproximally from the mesial/distal sides of the bracket, you will still get a quality cure!
Does the VALO Ortho light work for general dental procedures?Yes, the VALO Ortho curing light works on general dental procedures. It is equipped with Standard mode and Xtra Power (Plasma Emulation) mode, both of which are used by our VALO and VALO Cordless curing lights and are used routinely for everyday dental procedures.