posterior band removing long orthodontic pliers help remove bands around molars, brackets and adhesives. These pliers may be better suited for anterior bands or posterior bands, or may work for both anterior and posterior bands. They should be corrosion resistant and autoclavable. The grip should be comfortable and long enough for proper accessibility. This long style plier is excellent for posterior band removing. The padded tip rests on the occlusal of the molar and the non-padded remover tip catches the edge of the band for upward or downward removal. The white pad rests on the occlusal surface of the molar which places the removing tip in the perfect position to catch the gingival edge of the band. Replacement pads are available in 3/16 inches and 1/8 inches diameters.