For the first few days your teeth may slightly sore from braces,the Tenbrook t1 is intended to provide maximum patient comfort. Each bracket is super low profile with smooth rounded edges and corner eliminating the poke and pinches of traditional braces. Within days of wearing them you may even forget you have them on.
Mesial/distal cut-outs create increased inter-bracket span to fully express the wire
Door rotates and locks into both open and closed positions
Slot is both passive and active with four point torque control in larger dimension wires
Smooth, round edges for patient comfort Hooks available on 3, 4, 5 Compound Contour/Torque in base
Special base/bracket design for optimum pad-to-tooth fit and bond strength
Chamfered mesial and distal slot openings prevent kinking and permanent sets in wire
Rotating cap: Unique and easy to use. The Tenbrook T1 proprietary roating cap allows for easier archwire engagements, by carrying the wire into the slot upon archwire engagements. No more crushing or scraping the surface of archwires by attempting to close a door, slide or clip. Unique axial design minimizes material and calculus builds up around the mechanism. The aids in deflecting material away, not allowing frictional binding of the cap.
Finishing: Unique slot dimensions allow for wires to couple more effectively, aiding in rotational and torque control. The finishing wire matches the T1 slot dimensions (within manufacturing tolerances) almost perfectly, allowing you, the orthodontist, to realize your true straight wire prescription. Slot dimensions allow for four-wall contact, making T1 an active bracket for optimum torque control during finishing.
Hygienic: Radial contours of the T1 follow the natural contours of the teeth, creating natural sluice ways for material to wash away from the braces. Chamfered slot (mesio-distally): Chamfered slot dimension allow for greater flexibility and ease of archwire engagement. High performance wires are able to deflect in a more radial manner, enhancing the archwires effectiveness in moving teeth efficiently and decreasing permanent sets or kinks in the wire. Comfort: Smooth, rounded contours provide superior patient, comfort. There are no uncomfortable tie wings to stick out and cause irritation. These features allow lips and soft tissue to adapt comfortably with T1 contours. The Tenbrook T1 is the lowest profile self-ligating bracket on the market.