With more number of patients who needs orthodontic treatment special aesthetic demand poses a great challenge for the orthodontist. To overcome the aesthetic dmands of patients, lingual brackets have been introduced in orthodontics as an ultimate solution.
Rhomboid shape of anterior brackets have been designed to increase the interbracket distance.
Premolar brackets have been elongated mesiodistally for better angulation & rotational control.
The STb Light Lingual System delivers superior outcomes — efficient, simplified and faster treatment as well as greater patient comfort — for all levels of cases. A first in lingual orthodontics, STb utilizes a new passive self-ligation design for dramatically reduced friction and lighter forces.
Developed by two of the leading lingual practitioners in the world, Drs. Giuseppe Scuzzo and Kyoto Takemoto, the STb system comprises the most advanced lingual technology, making it incredibly comfortable for the patient and very easy to use — even for clinicians new to lingual
TYPES OF LINGUAL BRACKETS:
1. Beggs Lingual Brackets:
- These brackets are used in Beggs System in the Unipoint Combination bracket, with the slot oriented in occlusal direction.
- Unipoint bracket has a "Gingival Wing" to place elastic modeules on continuous elastic chains
- High quality alloy
- Easy to use & place for the operator
- Mesh work for better adhesion on tooth structure
- All in one lingual orthodontic bracket kit
- Improved bracket ligation notch facilitates a more passive system for lower friction in larger diameter archwires
- Anteriors – Single tie-wing design at the incisal edge offers greater patient comfort; gingivally offset pad allows for more incisal bracket placement
- Bicuspids – Wider tie-wing for improved rotational control and patient comfort along with hooks
- First molars – Now a tube for greater patient comfort
WHY TO CHOOSE LINGUAL BRACKETS OVER ?
- Facial surfaces of teeth are not damaged from bonding, debonding and adhesive removal.
- Decalcification from plaque retained around labial surfaces.
- Facial gingival tissues are not adversely affected
- Position of the teeth can be more precisely seen when their surfaces are not obstructed by brackets and arch wires.
- Facial contours are truely visualized since the contour and drape of the lips are not distorted by protruding labial surfaces.
- Tongue thrust habits are easily managed too
- Easy for mandible positioning therapy too.
- Intrusion of anterior teeth
- Maxillary arch expansion
- Distalization of maxillary molars