MANI Glide Finders are designed for patency and creating the initial glide path. Available in sizes #08, 10, 12 and 15 and in 21mm and 25mm. Glide Finders have a very unique design, variable taper and variable cross sectional shape:
File Tip to 3.5mm: 3% Taper with a K square cross sectional shape
3.5mm to Length: 2% Taper with a rectangle cross sectional shape similar to the MANI RT Files
This design gives the file excellent resistance at the tip and excellent flexibility along the shaft of the file. Clinically, Glide Finders are designed to allow for more efficient penetration of calcification while following the root canal without transportation.
Compared to other stiff files designed for calcified canals and path finding, Glide Finders have higher resistance to buckling, flexibility and cutting efficiency.