Ormco AliasOrmco Corp, Orange, Calif, recently introduced its Alias™ Lingual Bracket System, a passive self-ligating lingual appliance. Developed by Drs Giuseppe Scuzzo and Kyoto Takemoto, Alias was designed to use light forces, provide excellent 3D control, and facilitate easy, fast, and comfortable wire changes, according to the company.

The Alias brackets have a .018 vertical square slot to keep the archwire properly engaged for more precise treatment and greater rotation and torque control. Gingivally offset positioning, combined with the system’s straight wire mechanics, allow Alias brackets to be positioned closer to the lingual tooth surface. According to Ormco, this bonding approach—closer to the gingival margin—minimizes premature occlusal contacts between the maxillary anterior brackets and mandibular anterior teeth.

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