Edition V17N06 | Year 2012 | Editorial Orthodontics Highlights | Pages 3 to 4
SELF-LIGATING BRACKETS DO NOT MAKE THE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT FASTER
Nowadays, a question remains among orthodontists: Would self-ligating brackets be able to increase the efficiency of orthodontic treatment and make it faster? Although it may seem paradoxical to think that the connection of brackets will interfere with the biology of tooth movement, the orthodontic materials industries keep this flame lit. While searching for an answer, Chinese researchers compared the treatment time, the results achieved and anchorage loss in patients treated with self-ligating and conventional brackets.1 The results showed no difference regarding the time and loss of anchorage in patients treated using brackets with different ligating systems.