Current Research in Dentistry

Frictional Properties of Self-Ligating Brackets and Low-Friction Ligatures

Maria F. Sfondrini, Danilo Fraticelli, Federico Rosti, Andrea Scribante and Paola Gandini

DOI : 10.3844/crdsp.2012.1.6

Current Research in Dentistry

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 1-6

Abstract

Problem statement: To evaluate the frictional forces generated by five different orthodontic brackets when used in combination with stainless steel and NiTi archwires in dry conditions at physiological temperature. Approach: Five different types of maxillary canine brackets (Damon 3 MX, Step, Quick, Sprint, Mini Mono) with a slot size 0.022 inch were coupled with 0.016

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© 2012 Maria F. Sfondrini, Danilo Fraticelli, Federico Rosti, Andrea Scribante and Paola Gandini. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.