MBT™ Appliance System - Positioning Aids
Accuracy in bracket placement is of critical importance: the pre-adjusted tips and torques of each bracket perform best when the brackets are placed to move into a uniform arch alignment. The vertical axis is especially challenging to estimate correctly because of variances in gingival tissue or crown height that are not easily apparent. The MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System leverages years of scientific study and clinical research to determine vertical placement norms. And from those norms, the MBT System bracket placement process offers an efficient, standardized means for achieving intra-arch accuracy along the vertical axis.
3M Unitek offers the placement chart and a set of positioning instruments designed to make the application of this placement technique easily incorporated into an existing direct or indirect bonding process.