Ceramic Brackets Problems

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Monday 14 December 2009 with 0 comments



Dental porcelainImage via Wikipedia

Is friction to sliding (eg. during space closure) a problem with ceramic brackets?

Frictional resistance to sliding has proved to be greater with ceramics than with steel. The importance of increased friction depends to some extent on technique: the more the orthodontist will close spaces by sliding, the more important it is, and conversely, the more loops are used for space closures, the more friction can be tolerated.
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