The Advantages of Self-Ligating Brackets

news | 2023-09-21

Self-ligating brackets are a type of bracket that does not require the use of ligature wires or elastic bands. They secure the archwire within the bracket slot using a built-in clip mechanism. There are two main types of self-ligating brackets: active and passive. Due to their inherent advantages, self-ligating brackets have gained widespread use.

1.Reduced friction: Self-ligating brackets offer low friction, resulting in higher treatment efficiency. Tooth movement and alignment occur more quickly. Passive self-ligating brackets often achieve initial alignment faster than active ones.

2.Compact design: Their smaller size allows for the archwire to fully seat early in treatment, aiding in the alignment of crowded teeth.

3.Reduced anchorage needs: Self-ligating brackets can help save anchorage, particularly when aligning the posterior teeth, as they enable differential force application and reduce the need for posterior anchorage.

4.Ensured archwire seating: They ensure proper archwire engagement, preventing variations in tooth alignment and bracket slot measurements that may occur with ligature-style brackets.

5.Auxiliary tube application: Vertical tubes facilitate the insertion of traction hooks.

6.Relatively smooth surface: Reduces the chances of mucosal irritation from ligature wires.

The PROTECT Zero self-ligating brackets, our latest release, have garnered significant appreciation from doctors since its market debut. Its unique design-derived advantages have been substantiated through numerous clinical trials. Besides, PROTECT zero extends appointment intervals and reduces chairside time, increasing doctor efficiency:

More Comfortable - With its smooth, rounded exterior, it enhances the wearing comfort.

Easier to Clean - The full-coverage self-locking design prevents food residues from entering, making oral hygiene maintenance easier.

More Efficient - Compared to traditional braces, it shortens the treatment duration.