Forces in the presence of ceramic versus stainless steel brackets with unconventional vs conventional ligatures.

@article{Baccetti2008ForcesIT,
  title={Forces in the presence of ceramic versus stainless steel brackets with unconventional vs conventional ligatures.},
  author={Tiziano Baccetti and Lorenzo Franchi and Matteo Camporesi},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={120-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the forces resulting from four types of bracket/ligature combinations: ceramic brackets and stainless steel brackets combined with unconventional elastomeric ligatures (UEL) and conventional elastomeric ligatures (CEL) during the leveling and aligning phases of orthodontic therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The testing model consisted of five 0.022-inch preadjusted brackets (second premolar, first premolar, canine, lateral incisor, and central incisor) for each of the two… CONTINUE READING

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