Orthodontic Brackets: Types and How they work

This course will take you from zero to hero of the following orthodontic topic: Orthodontic Brackets – Types and How they work.

Here are the main headlines that this course covers:

1. Historical perspective of the orthodontic appliances
1.1 E Arch
1.2 Pin and tube appliance
1.3 Ribbon arch appliance
1.4 Edgewise appliance
2. Bends used in the edgewise appliance
2.1 First order bends
2.2 Second order bends
2.3 Third order bends
3. Dimensions of Edgewise slot
4. Modifications of slot dimension
5. Accessary slots
6. Comparison between the 018” and 022” slot
6.1 Advantages of 0.018” slot
6.2 Advantages of 0.022” slot
7. Bidemensional mechanics
8. Selection of slot
9. Begg Appliance
10. Straight-wire appliance
11. Andrews six keys of occlusion are as follows
12. Terminology used by Andrews
12.1 long axis of the clinical crown (LA CC)
12.2 LA-point
12.3 Slot Axis
12.4 Slot Point
12.5 The Andrews Plane
12.6 Crown Angulation
12.7 Crown Inclination
13. Torque in the bracket base
14. Compound contoured bases
15. Angulated slots
16. In/Out and molar Offset
17. Reasons why Andrews’ preadjusted orthodontic appliance do not achieve ideal tooth positions with the use of “straight” wires.
17.1 inaccurate bracket placement
17.2 Variations in tooth structure
17.3 Variations in the vertical and anteroposterior jaw relationships
18. Edgewise orthodontic appliances mechanical deficiencies
19. Roth prescription
20. MBT prescription
21. Components of fixed appliances
22. Metal Brackets
22.1 Stainless steel brackets
22.2 Cobalt chromium brackets
22.3 Titanium brackets and
22.4 Precious metal brackets
23. Plastic Brackets
24. Composite plastic brackets
25. Ceramic Brackets
25.1. Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) Brackets
25.2. Monocrystalline brackets
25.3. Polycrystalline brackets
26. Individually Customized Brackets
27. Morphology of the brackets
28. Slot modifications to reduce friction
29. Ligation:
30. Tie Wings of the brackets
31. Auxiliary features
31.1 Power arms
31.2 Accessary slots
32. Convenience features
33. Shape of the brackets
34. Self-ligating brackets
34.1 Limitations of Conventional Ligation
34.2 Advantages of Self-Ligating Brackets
34.3 Active Clip or Passive Slide
35. Lingual brackets
35.1 Bracket design
35.2 Modifications in the brackets
36. Lingual Self-Ligating Brackets
36.1 Philippe 2D self-ligating lingual brackets
36.2 Forestadent 3D Torque-Lingual self-ligating brackets
36.3 The Adenta Evolution lingual bracket
36.4 In-Ovation-L

1
Introduction
2 minutes
2
Historical perspective of the orthodontic appliances
20 minutes
3
Straight-wire appliance. Andrews six keys of occlusion. Roth / MBT prescriptions
37 minutes
4
Components of fixed appliances. Types of brackets – Metal, Plastic, Ceramic, etc.
42 minutes
5
Self-ligating brackets. Lingual brackets. Lingual Self-Ligating Brackets
28 minutes
6
Bonus lecture
1 minute

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Lectures: 6
Video: 2 hours 9 minutes