Self Ligating Brackets vs Conventional Brackets

By on 9-03-2011 in Conventional Braces, Self Ligating Braces

Recently there has been a resurgence in the use of self ligating brackets. Although marketed as an important innovation in orthodontics, it has been around since the 1930s and it may be considered as a mere improved version of the conventional metal brackets.

Conventional metal brackets offer the ease of familiarity. It offers proven efficiency from long usage. It is patient friendly because of its low cost.

Self ligating brackets allowed the elimination of ligatures, allowing better sliding mechanics and faster ligation. It also reduces appointment and treatment times.

Dentists need to decide which bracket system will be more feasible in the light of the current economic climate without compromising the quality of the orthodontic treatment of the patient.

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