General guidelines of self-ligating brackets.

Admin Dental Press

Edition V14N01 | Year 2015 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 90 to 109

Weber José da Silva Ursi, Murilo Matias

The aim of this paper was to present some general guidelines for orthodontic treatment performed with self-ligating brackets in the daily clinical practice. We discussed relevant clinical topics, such as the ideal characteristics of self-ligating brackets, their clinical efficiency, comfort, treatment time, use of different bracket prescriptions, bracket position and associated treatment mechanics. The use of elastics at treatment onset, disarticulation, wires sequence, elastomeric chains, wire stops, springs and enamel wear were also discussed. Thus, it aimed at presenting the authors’s view of an efficient treatment mechanics using self-ligating brackets to obtain high quality results with stable outcomes

Orthodontics, Orthodontic appliance, Self-ligating brackets,

Ursi W, Matias M. Princípios gerais da mecânica com braquetes autoligáveis. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2015 fev-mar;14(1):90-109.

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