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Cephalometric Analysis of Dental and Skeletal Changes Following Treatment with a Passive Self-Ligating System

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 05 : PAGES (301-306) 2012

SAYEH EHSANI, DDS, MSC

TERRY CARLYLE, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C)

TAREK EL-BIALY, PHD, FRCD(C)

BUDI KUSNOTO, DDS, MS

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self-ligating brackets (SLBs) have passive slides that convert the slots into tubes to hold the archwire without elastomeric or wire ligation. Advantages attributed to passive SLBs include reduced chairtime, reduced friction with small round archwires, and improved oral hygiene. A claim specific to the Damon SL system, due to its relatively light forces, is the ability to produce posterior transverse arch ...

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