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
2. Conceal Brackets
3. Stealth Brackets:
Compact size and smooth contours for increased patient comfort & better hygiene
Full wire control with increased function
An anterior vertical slot from anteriors through first molars yiels expanded versatility and treatment options
Reduced mesiodistal dimensions means greater interbracket distance.
4. STB (Scuzzo- Takemoto- Bracket):
Most advanced lingual brackets technology
Incredibly comfortable for patients
Minimal impact on tongue and speech
Utilises passive self - ligation design that dramatically reduces friction, and delivers lighter forces.
ADVANTAGES OFSTB (Scuzzo- Takemoto- Bracket):
Flossing is easier as the archwire is farther from the lingual surface and incisal edge.
Mesio-distal width of the bracket is smaller , allowing inter-bracket distances
Rotations can be more easily accomplished as the archwire can be tied tightly to the bottom of bracket slots.
Torque control is improved
5. Phillippe lingual self - ligating brackets:
Slots are not available with only first & second order movements are possible.