band removing plier short is chisel-tip beak catches gingival edge of band. Counterforce on occlusal provided by plastic padded tip. The alignment of the tip and occlusal pad is well suited for posterior band removal. These pliers come with the 3/16″ pad already loaded in the working end, and with an extra 1/4″ to try. Band removing orthodontic pliers help remove bands, brackets and adhesives. The tip or beak of the band removing orthodontic pliers may be serrated or specially formatted for precision gripping. There may be a replaceable plastic pad on the end of the tip for proper occlusal counterforce. These pliers may be better suited for anterior bands or posterior bands, or may work for both anterior and posterior bands. The grip should be comfortable and long enough for proper accessibility. the instrument is designed for quick and comfortable of direct bond bracket. it will also remove adhesive from the tooth.