Rotating cap: Unique and easy to use. The Tenbrook T1 proprietary roating cap allows for easier archwire engagements, by carrying the wire into the slot upon archwire engagements. No more crushing or scraping the surface of archwires by attempting to close a door, slide or clip. Unique axial design minimizes material and calculus builds up around the mechanism. The aids in deflecting material away, not allowing frictional binding of the cap.
Finishing: Unique slot dimensions allow for wires to couple more effectively, aiding in rotational and torque control. The finishing wire matches the T1 slot dimensions (within manufacturing tolerances) almost perfectly, allowing you, the orthodontist, to realize your true straight wire prescription. Slot dimensions allow for four-wall contact, making T1 an active bracket for optimum torque control during finishing.
Hygienic: Radial contours of the T1 follow the natural contours of the teeth, creating natural sluice ways for material to wash away from the braces. Chamfered slot (mesio-distally): Chamfered slot dimension allow for greater flexibility and ease of archwire engagement. High performance wires are able to deflect in a more radial manner, enhancing the archwires effectiveness in moving teeth efficiently and decreasing permanent sets or kinks in the wire. Comfort: Smooth, rounded contours provide superior patient, comfort. There are no uncomfortable tie wings to stick out and cause irritation. These features allow lips and soft tissue to adapt comfortably with T1 contours. The Tenbrook T1 is the lowest profile self-ligating bracket on the market.