Clinical characteristics and properties of plastic brackets: A comprehensive review

Α. Karamouzos, Α.Ε. Αthanasiou, Μ.Α. Papadopoulos
Hellenic Orthodontic Review 1998;1:51-61.

Aim of this article is to provide the clinician with an up-to-date comprehensive literature review concerning the clinical characteristics and properties of plastic brackets. The article critically presents and discusses the various aspects of plastic brackets with regard to the construction, material properties, bond strength, frictional resistance, torque properties and bracket fracture. The article also contains guidelines and criteria concerning the specific applications and use of plastic brackets.