Midwest Contra Angles now come in many shapes and sizes due primarily to the popularity of the Midwest Shorty and Midwest Rhino low speed motors, which are among the most powerful and reliable handpieces available. Made in America, Midwest handpieces enjoy a strong reputation. Pictured at left is a Midwest contra angle sheath with the proprietary Midwest low speed coupling. A large selection of Midwest contra angle heads screw onto the crown area of the sheath to provide a multitude of variations. Heads can be purchased to increase or decrease speed and torque provided by the 1:1 Midwest contra angle sheath.
Midwest Contra Angle Heads
Replacement heads are available from many manufacturers. Look for heads rated for at least 30,000 rpm, preferably with bearings vs bushings for longevity. Sheaths and heads should be autoclaveable. Heads should be removed from sheath periodically for maintenance and cleaning to ensure head does not rust to the sheath. Just remove head by turning to the left to screw off of sheath. Clean threads with a tooth brush and alcohol, and lubricate head as necessary to ensure long life. Perform this maintenance prior to autoclave about once a month to ensure attachment longevity.