FORESTADENT, St Louis, has introduced the second generation of its QuicKlear® self-ligating brackets.

The new version includes a more rounded bracket and slot edges toprovide less friction and improved intraoral comfort, according to thecompany. The clip now features a matte polished surface, making it lessreflective and less noticeable in the mouth.

Previous twin-winged active QuicKlear brackets were only available frorupper 5-5. The new system is available in lower 3-3 as well.

The brackets have two integrated locking mechanisms so that the clip canbe opened from the buccal or gingival aspect toward the occlusal. Inaddition, QuicKlear features a highly pronounced guide funnel withgrooves. The clip can be opened with a probe and closed with afingertip.

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