8 Things to Look for in a Self-Ligating Bracket System

Selecting the Right SLB for Your Practice

A Guide to Selecting the Right SLB for Your Practice

We’ve compiled a list of the most important features you should look for in a self-ligating bracket (SLB). With the everchanging landscape of orthodontics and growing number of options for passive or interactive self-ligating brackets on the market today, consider these elements to get the clinical efficiency and results you demand. We listened to dozens of practitioners and spoke with our orthodontist advisory council to gather the eight most important features to look for in a self-ligating bracket system.

  1.  A door that resists opening
  2.  Easy and fast opening
  3.  Constantly maintained force
  4.  Total archwire slot engagement
  5.  Lowest possible friction
  6.  Allowance for increased friction (when desired)
  7.  Accommodation of elastic chain and accessories like Kobayashi ties
  8.  Patient comfort
     Bonus: Rotational control with full slot width coverage

As a practitioner who values treatment efficiency and results, don’t overlook your options for self-ligating systems. Choosing the wrong bracket could mean poor archwire engagement and potentially set your treatment back weeks!

The good thing is we looked at the shortcomings of existing brackets in the industry prior to launching Lotus Plus DS, our self-ligating bracket system. And when it was finally ready to go to market, we knew we were checking off the important boxes for our customers, along with some bonus time-saving features.

If you want to see how our newest self-ligating bracket holds up to this list, visit www.LotusPlusDS.com to learn more.
Or call to speak with one of our certified reps at 1-800-999-3161.

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