A bracket is a fundamental element in any orthodontic treatment, so the appropriate choice of treatment is very important. On this occasion, the orthodontic expert Basilio Camacho from Ortho Technology explains through the following video, which factors are important to determine which brackets to use from the point of view of the orthodontist, also taking into account the patient's preferences. In addition, he tells us details to reduce treatment time and innovations in the orthodontic area of his company.
Video: Choice of Brackets for Orthodontic treatments.
Which variables to consider before choosing a bracket for orthodontic treatment?
Before deciding which brackets to use, you should consider the following variables:
- Treatment time: if the goal is reduction of treatment time, the use of metallic bracket is ideal. Using a quality one, designed to facilitate adherence to the enamel, will avoid the frequent attendance of the patient to consultation for urgent care. In this sense, Ortho Technology recommends the use of Lotus Plus that, although this type of bracket is more visible than ceramics, the treatment ends sooner than usual and the orthodontics is removed.
- Aesthetics: some patients prefer their orthodontic treatment to go unnoticed, so they request more aesthetic brackets to disguise them, although in some cases, this means a longer treatment time. If you are looking for a treatment that is almost imperceptible, with a higher level of aesthetics the brackets of sapphire or Ortho Technology ceramics are appropriate.
- Comfort: Sapphire brackets are practically invaluable, with great functionality and retention. They also have a low profile, which aids comfort by avoiding the appearance of the characteristic sores at the beginning of the treatment. The descent is more predictable, leaving the composite in the tooth, which can be removed later with a bur at fast speed, avoiding damage to the enamel, finishes, polishing and superior brightness, without discoloration.
- Complementary Materials: there are other materials around the bracket that go unnoticed but the participation in orthodontic treatment is undoubtedly essential, such as adhesive, composite or wires. Therefore, we must choose quality composites, arches that level more and deform much less, such as the Cooper NiTi arch.
As you know, there is a wide variety of orthodontic materials, designed for each requirement, with which you can make a diversity of successful treatments. Most of these facilitate your work, avoiding problems of brackets falling off and damages to the enamel, which also shortens the treatment time and all this is without neglecting the tastes, times and priorities of the patient.
In this sense, Basilio tells us that innovation in the sector for his company is aimed at aesthetics and aligners. Ortho Technology is working on this, its aligner will be presented in a couple months and soon the Lotus Plus DS interactive product will be available.
If you want to know more about types of brackets see the article: How to choose the most suitable bracket for each type of treatment or our article: Ortho Technology Interview, Brackets: Lotus Plus, Sensation, Sapphire Pure, Pinnacle where he explains in detail the variety of brackets from the Ortho Technology brand.