Frictional resistance of self-ligating versus conventional brackets in different bracket-archwire-angle combinations

@inproceedings{Monteiro2014FrictionalRO,
  title={Frictional resistance of self-ligating versus conventional brackets in
different bracket-archwire-angle combinations},
  author={M Monteiro and Lic{\'i}nio Esmeraldo da Silva and Carlos Nelson Elias and Oswaldo de Vasconcellos Vilella},
  booktitle={Journal of applied oral science : revista FOB},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the influence of archwire material (NiTi, beta-Ti and stainless steel) and brackets design (self-ligating and conventional) on the frictional force resistance. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two types of brackets (self-ligating brackets - Smartclip, 3M/Unitek - and conventional brackets - Gemini, 3M/Unitek) with three (0, 5, and 10 degrees… CONTINUE READING