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Self-ligating Brackets in Orthodontics : Current Concepts and Techniques - Bjoern Ludwig

Self-ligating Brackets in Orthodontics

Current Concepts and Techniques

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9783131547019
Number Of Pages: 256

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A comprehensive overview of modern orthodontic treatment using self-ligating bracket systems - with evaluations of systems currently available

Promising numerous advantages in design, treatment efficacy, and reduced treatment time, self-ligating brackets have become a major part of modern orthodontic practice. Self-Ligating Brackets in Orthodontics: Current Concepts and Techniques summarizes contemporary information and clinical studies on these popular systems, integrating them with the authors' practical, hands-on experience. Encompassing all aspects of treatment with self-ligating fixed appliances from biomechanics to material properties, including diagnostic and therapeutic principles, this book provides a step-by-step visual guide to this groundbreaking field.

Special Features:

  • Provides more than 1,500 outstanding color photographs that show the sequence of steps for all procedures involving self-ligating brackets from start to finish
  • Objectively evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of commercially available self-ligating bracket systems to help you make the best choices for your patients
  • Covers the full scope of treatment, including oral hygiene, adhesive techniques, biomechanics, aesthetic choices, retention and stability, and more
  • Includes multiple case studies as well as information on risks and pitfalls, practical tips, and clinical pearls that aid in decision-making and reinforce the treatment concepts

Written by a team of international specialists, this book is essential for all practitioners who want to keep up with the latest developments in self-ligating brackets, expand their services, and offer state-of-the-art treatment techniques. It is a useful introduction to newcomers to self-ligation as well as a guide for experienced orthodontists on how to successfully incorporate this highly popular technique into their practices.

Contents

I Basics

1 The Development and History of Fixed Appliances

Franziska Bock

Development of Self-Ligating Bracket Systems . . 2

The 1980s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

The 1990s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

The 21st Century. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Expectations and Reality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2 Materials

Bjoern Ludwig and Bettina Glasl

Self-Ligating Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Bracket Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Shape of the Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Bond Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Bracket Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Friction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Auxiliary Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Clips, etc.-SL Mechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Active Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Passive Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Rotation and Friction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Friction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Archwires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Archwire Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Archwire Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Auxiliaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Elastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

NiTi Coil Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

3 Bracket Systems

Heiko Goldbecher

Basic Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

The Various Self-Ligating Bracket Systems . . . . . 35

Damon 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

In-Ovation R (GAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

In-Ovation C (GAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Opal (Ultradent). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Opal M (Ultradent) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Quick 2 (Forestadent) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

SmartClip (3M Unitek) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Clarity SL (3M Unitek). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Speed (Strite Industries, Ltd.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Time 2 (American Orthodontics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Time 3 (American Orthodontics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Vision LP (American Orthodontics) . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Discovery SL (Dentaurum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Shorter Chairside Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Bonding of Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Ligation of Archwires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Debonding of the Fixed Appliances . . . . . . . . . 53

Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Reduction of Overall Treatment Time . . . . . . . . . 55

Active Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Oral Hygiene of Self-Ligating Brackets . . . . . . . . . 58

Longer Intervals between Adjustments . . . . . . . . 59

Reduction of Sta? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

 

ISBN: 9783131547019
ISBN-10: 3131547014
Series: THIEME PUBLISHERS
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 14th December 2011
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 19.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.99

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