langenbeck Cheek retractor is a handheld instrument which constitutes of a flat blade. The blade is bent at a right angle to the retractor’s handle. This particular type of retractor is useful to retract soft tissue for a temporary basis. The word retractor simply means an instrument which possesses a hooked, angled or a curved blade. The handles of retractors are always very comfortable. A langenbeck retractor is basically very helpful in providing the doctor/surgeon with the visualization which is required while the operation is being undertaken. It is also a great instrument for reducing the amount of tissue handling which is done by surgeons and hence it allows the surgery to go smooth and controlled.