volume 21, issue 4, P314-319 2013
DOI: 10.1590/1678-775720130097
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Abstract: O bjective: To compare the static frictional forces generated at the bracket/wire interface of stainless steel brackets with different geometries and angulations, combined with orthodontic wires of different diameters. Material and Methods: The frictional forces were evaluated with three different types of metal brackets: a passive self-ligating (SmartClip™, 3M/Unitek, Monrovia, USA), with a modified slot design (Mini Uni Twin™, 3M/Unitek, Monrovia, USA) and conventional (Kirium, Abzil, São José do Rio Preto,…

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