Treatment efficiency with self-ligating brackets: the clinical evidence

Pandis, Nikolaos and Miles, Peter G. (2010) Treatment efficiency with self-ligating brackets: the clinical evidence. Seminars in Orthodontics, 16 4: 258-265. doi:10.1053/j.sodo.2010.06.004

Author Pandis, Nikolaos
Miles, Peter G.
Title Treatment efficiency with self-ligating brackets: the clinical evidence
Journal name Seminars in Orthodontics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1073-8746
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1053/j.sodo.2010.06.004
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 258
End page 265
Total pages 8
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Subject 3505 Orthodontics
Formatted abstract
Self-ligating brackets have seen a great reemergence mainly as a result of the introduction of purportedly more efficient appliances as well as the marketing efforts of orthodontic companies to promote innovative products and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. The Speed bracket (Strite Industries, Ltd, Cambridge, Ontario), introduced in the early 1980s, was the first viable product, whereas now almost all major orthodontic companies offer a self-ligating bracket to their customers. Several capabilities/advantages over conventional brackets have been attributed to the self-ligating appliances without the accompanied evidence to support the claims. In this article, we will cover the available evidence in the orthodontic literature that deals with the clinical efficiency of the self-ligating brackets.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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