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Contra-angle vs. Regualr 90 degree prophy angles???

Hello RDH’s!
I’ve been practicing for 2 years and have heard that contra-angle prophy angles are supposed to help with muscle fatigue, better for ergonomics. Also, does it help access difficult to reach areas?
I’ve heard conflicting reviews saying it makes no difference. Are they usually more expensive? I’m looking to try them out when we order next… I was just wondering what fellow RDH’s felt about them. Thanks!!



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The angle really depends on your personal preference. I find contra angles give easier access, which makes for less bending of my wrist. You’d have to check with your supplier to see if certain brands and angles are more expensive or not. There are many companies that offer samples if you’d like to give them a try before ordering an entire box.

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