Why did we design a flexing non-locking self-ligating clip?
That's easy....the laws of physics!
We know that physics dictates the more force the more acceleration, and every action has an equal and opposite reaction. All orthodontic brackets can be analyzed by simply defining the mechanical force systems it produces, if the bracket produces incorrect force systems, the laws of physics will not change...
Incorrect orthodontic forces produce incorrect tooth movement Clinical research indicates that locking self-ligating clips create unacceptable forces as you are required to push the archwire to the bottom of the slot to simply close the door/clip. This locking ligation procedure is painful not only for your patient but create excessive forces that can easily break the door or even de-bond the bracket. This rigid locked door increases the deflection of the wire, increases the probability of binding and notching, and creates angles and forces inappropriate for that stage of treatment.
A Real & True Unpaid Review
Please note that Dr. Romano has not been paid for his review
Thank you for making this movie Dr. Romano, we could not have said it better ourselves!
"The active force of the clip pushes the wire to the bottom of the slot and produces a very biologic, safe and painless tooth movement, and continues to work even after the patient goes home.”
- Dr. Rafi Romano
The Journey Begins
.Dr. Rafi Romano shares his unbiased journey, experience and results with you.
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Ask yourself...can my Self-ligating bracket do that?
If the answer is no, then it's time for a change.
Does your self-ligating clip gently guide the wire to the bottom of the slot?
This clip is designed to produce ideal forces for safe and efficient tooth movement by providing approx. 650 grams "power range". This power ranges is ideal for the controlled pathology of Osteoclast and Osteoblast to be achieved.
Does your clip allow over rotated teeth to be included earlier into treatment?
Non-locking clip flexes, wire deflection is significantly reduced as binding is eliminated
Locked clip produces excessive wire deflection, producing uncontrollable and excessive force
This non-locking clip flexes with the actual position of teeth, and is strong enough to hold the archwire even with a highly rotated situation, without the need to lock the archwire into the slot. A highly rotated tooth can now be included earlier into treatment. This self-ligating clip can flex to accommodate situations when the bracket to wire angle is at its most critical degree.
Is your clip sturdy & reliable?
We are strong believers in the "less is more" philosophy... a truly minimalist approach to self-ligating bracket design. This less complicated design produces a strong and efficient clip with a simple open and close function.