Ten years working with self-ligating brackets: Advantages and disadvantages in private clinical practice.

Admin Dental Press

Edition V14N01 | Year 2015 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 26 to 35

Adriano Marotta Araujo

Introduction / Self-ligating brackets have been available on the market for mor e than 10 years and have been increasingly used in private dental offices in Brazil. / Methods / A retrospective study based on clinical expertise was carried out. / Objective / To as- sess the real impact of self-ligating brackets on private clinical practice, in addition to discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using them, as well as highlight- ing their most signiicant features in clinical, scientiic and management terms. / Conclusion / Current literature does not provide enough evidence supporting self- ligating brackets as being better than conventional ones; however, this accessory might have a great impact on clinical practice by raising up productivity and increasing orthodontists’ quality of life.

Self-ligating brackets, Orthodontics, Pr oductivity, Management,

Araujo AM. Dez anos trabalhando com braquetes autoligáveis. Vantagens e desvantagens no consultório particular. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2015 fev-mar;14(1):26-35

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