VALO® Ortho CordedLED Curing Light
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VALO Ortho corded curing light uses a custom, multiwavelength light-emitting diode (LED) for producing the high-intensity light at 395-480nm 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 corded light has a medical grade, international power supply and is 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.
- Ultra-high-energy broadband LEDs cure quickly and completely
- Optimally collimated beam delivers a complete, uniform cure directly over the labial face of the bracket
- Three curing modes - Standard, High Power, and Xtra Power - for maximum versatility
- Extremely durable, slim, ergonomic shape allows unprecedented access anywhere in the mouth
- Highly efficient LEDs and aerospace aluminum keep wand body cool to the touch
- Unique unibody design is both extremely durable and lightweight
- Extra-durable Kevlar® cord provides continuous power, eliminating the need for charging
- Quick-disconnect feature makes it easy to detach the cord and move VALO Ortho without having to unplug it from the wall
Dr. John Flucke Reviews the VALO Curing Light
Dr. John Flucke is the chief dental editor for Dental Products Report and serves on several review boards within dentistry. Dr. Flucke provided his insights on the VALO curing light and how it benefits a dental practice and patients.
Dr. Dan Fischer – VALO Power and Collimation
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“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."
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.
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.
Should I purchase a VALO or a VALO Cordless?
Both VALO and VALO Cordless 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 Cordless 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.
VALO Cordless features the same award-winning curing technology as VALO Cordless, 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 VALO Cordless 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 your best option in a battery-operated curing light.
What cleaning agents should I use to clean the VALO curing light?
To clean the VALO curing light, you should use Cavicide™ products, isopropyl alcohol-based cleaners, ethyl alcohol-based cleaners, Lysol™ Brand III Disinfectant Spray, or another non-bleach, nonabrasive cleaner. Simply wipe the VALO curing light down; do not submerge it in any of these substances.
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?
VALO produces high intensity energy, but does not exceed the energy produced by plasma lights or many competitive lights. VALO’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