Ortho Technology Inc, Tampa, Fla, introduces the Lotus™ Passive Self-Ligating Bracket System. The Lotus bracket is designed to provide passive engagement while reducing friction and improving sliding mechanics. It features a patented, convertible clip that allows for opening with an explorer and closing with a tweezer or utility pliers. No special instruments are required. The clip is made of nickel titanium for flexibility and long life, and can be removed if the orthodontist prefers to use ligature ties during the finishing phase.

The Lotus bracket features a rhomboid shape and contoured tie wings for maximum patient comfort. The 80-gauge foil mesh contoured base is designed for maximum bond strength and simplified, accurate placement.

The Lotus bracket comes in the .022-inch-slot Roth prescription.