Self-ligating appliances offer the benefit of tooth movement without the added friction and chairside process of ligatures, creating the opportunity to approach treatment from a wholly new perspective. When treatment planning, the steps and sequence of correction can optimize the design of self-lighting appliances to assist efficiency and predictability in treatment. Drawing from over 15 years of treatment with self-ligating appliances, Dr Alvetro will demonstrate key concepts of analyzing and planning a case that is different from an approach with ligated appliances. By making the most of these appliances’ design, the treatment experience can be positive for both doctor and patient.
- Identify key considerations in treatment planning to decide on the approach that will best leverage the advantage of self-ligating appliances
- Review examples of bracket placement and archwire sequencing to achieve specific correction goals
- Discuss the concept of controlled force, selectively ligating specific brackets to influence tooth movement