Alias Lingual Straightwire

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Description

Introducing Alias, the world’s first passive self-ligating square slot lingual bracket.

Developed through collaboration with world-renowned lingual leaders, Drs. Kyoto Takemoto and Giuseppe Scuzzo, Alias offers an aesthetic alternative to labial brackets or aligners, but with the efficiency of straight-wire mechanics. Alias’ unique square slot allows for optimized movement and the small interbracket distances make the aligning stage easier. While also offering a bracket that is easier to bond, especially on small, maloccluded incisors, Alias encompasses the design features that make lingual orthodontics easier and more efficient.

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Alias provides patients with a discreet treatment option that is virtually invisible and effortless for them.

With the increasing number of adults and teens seeking aesthetic options for orthodontic treatment, ALIAS Lingual Straight Wire offers the advantage of aesthetics without the compromise and compliance required with aligners. The combined efficiencies of Straight Wire and passive self-ligation allows you to achieve the results you want at a pace that keeps your patients smiling.

Virtually Invisible Alternative to Aligners
Aesthetic treatment that is practically undetectable.

Designed with Drs. Kyoto Takemoto and Giuseppe Scuzzo

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Dr. Kyoto Takemoto
Dr. Kyoto Takemoto graduated in 1979 from the Tokyo Dental College, with his specialty in Orthodontics in 1981 from Tokyo Medical-Dental University. As an EBO and WBLO diplomate, Dr. Takemoto is a world leader in lingual orthodontics, an active principle in multiple global lingual orthodontic societies and was the former president and the founding director of the World Board of Lingual Orthodontics and World Society of Lingual Orthodontics. He holds numerous global patents in lingual orthodontics and has pioneered the advancement of the Lingual Straight Wire method. In addition to his renowned research and teaching, Dr. Takemoto has a private practice in Japan, where he practices lingual orthodontics exclusively.
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Dr. Giuseppe Scuzzo
Dr. Giuseppe Scuzzo graduated in medicine in 1983 from Rome University, specialized in dentistry in 1987, (Rome University,) and orthodontics at Ferrara University. He is adjunct professor in the lingual technique at Ferrara University and Compultense University, Madrid. Also an EBO and WBLO diplomate, Dr. Scuzzo holds several lingual bracket patents and was former president and founding director of the World Board of Lingual Orthodontics and the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics. Drs. Scuzzo and Takemoto have authored three international books on lingual orthodontics that have been translated into six languages for worldwide use. In addition to directing multiple international lingual programs, Dr. Scuzzo has a private practice limited to lingual orthodontics in Rome, Italy.

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Bracket Features

The Alias lingual bracket system was designed for patient comfort and clinical performance. Rounded contours and a low profile provide comfort, and the small bracket design ensures superior fit and ease of placement.

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Compare the size of Alias to other lingual brackets on the market*

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* Innovation L is a registered trademark of Dentsply/GAC. Incognito is a trademarked product of 3M. eBrace is a product of Riton Biomaterial Co., Ltd. STb is a trademarked product of Ormco. Harmony is a product of American Orthodontics. Alias is a trademarked product of Ormco. Image courtesy of Drs. Takemoto and Scuzzo.

.018 X .018 Square Archwire Slot

The patented .018 x .018 square passive self-ligating slot and enhanced Straight Wire sliding mechanics improve rotational and torque control for faster leveling and aligning. Lingual brackets using the .018 x .025 slot have more play, thus less torque control, versus Alias.*

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3rd-order play between square and rectangular slots and different sizes of archwires.
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2nd-order play between STb SL Square Slot lingual brackets* with .018”x .018”square slots and different sizes of archwires.
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With both round and square wires:

Tipping control:
square slot = rectangular slot
Rotation control:
square slot superior to rectangular slot

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* G. Scuzzo, MD, DDS, K. Takemoto, DDS, PHD, Y. Takemoto, DDS, G. Scuzzo, DDS, L. Lombardo, DDS. “A New Self-Ligating Lingual Bracket with Square Slots”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Volume XLV, No. 12 (2011): 682 – 683.

Spring Pin Enhances Opening and Closing

Alias bracket’s spring pin has been designed for easy opening during wire placement while also providing a snap-fit closure for secure wire ligation.Alias square slot means maximum torque expression and rotational control.

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Simplicity

Easy open and close—Self-ligating slide makes archwire changes faster and easier.
Custom indirect bonding setup—AOA Lab creates custom setups,making bracket placement fast, simple and accurate.
Streamlined inventory—Single-patient kits to suit preferences and treatments needs.

Efficiency

Passive self-ligating mechanics—Alias is designed to minimize friction while producing light, continuous orthodontic forces that allow the teeth to move more smoothly.
Enhanced sliding mechanics—Straight Wire shape facilitates easier sliding.
Simplified finishing bends—Lingual wire replicates the labial Straight Wire arch form, making wire bends intuitive.
Enhanced rotational and torque control—Patented .018 x .018 square slot provides optimal control and results.

Comfort

Enhanced patient comfort—Designed with low bracket profiles and rounded contours.

Simplified Wire Changes and Opening/Closing

The Lingual Hinge Cap Opener and Slim Weingart instruments facilitate easy and fast wire changes.

Anterior | Open
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Anterior | Close
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Posterior | Open
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Posterior | Close
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General Protocols and Archwire Sequence Provided by Drs. Takemoto and Scuzzo*

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Open Coil Springs

To resolve rotations when teeth are too crowded and bracket placement isn’t possible, place an open coil spring 1.3x – 1.4x the interbracket distance to help open the space.Buccal Attachments
A variety of clear buccal attachments may be used to enhance buccal leveling, using inter-maxillary elastics, and for creating space.Bite Turbos/Bite
Blocks As with labial treatment, the patient’s bite may create a bracket to tooth interference. With lingual treatment, it is common after initial bonding for the lower anterior edge to contact the upper anterior bracket(s). Temporary resin fillings (bite turbos/bite blocks) should be placed to prevent this.


Wire Sequence

Non-Extraction Cases

Initial Leveling
ArchwireObjective
.013 CuNiTiFor severe crowing
Option: .014 CuNiTiFor moderate crowding
Completing Leveling and Rotational Control
ArchwireObjective
.016 CuNiTiComplete leveling and alignment including rotation correction; partial arch form stabilization
.016 x .016 CuNiTiInitial torque leveling and arch form stabilization
Torque and Arch Form Control
ArchwireObjective
.018 x .018 CuNiTiComplete torque leveling and arch form stabilization
Finishing or Detailing
ArchwireObjective
.0175 x .0175 TMAIf necessary for torque refinements and/or final detailing
Option: .016 TMA .018 x .018 SSFinal detailing
Control width of both U&L arches in cases
with initial width discrepancy

Extraction Cases

Initial Leveling
ArchwireObjective
.013 CuNiTiFor severe crowing
Option: .014 CuNiTiFor moderate crowding
Completing Leveling and Rotational Control
ArchwireObjective
.016 CuNiTiComplete leveling and alignment including rotation correction; partial arch form stabilization
.016 x .016 CuNiTiInitial torque leveling and arch form stabilization
Torque and Arch Form Control
ArchwireObjective
.018 x .018 CuNiTiComplete torque leveling and arch form stabilization
.0175 x .0175 TMATorque establishment
Space Closure
017x .017 SS or .018x.018 SS (if full torque control is needed with reduced posterior wire size for sliding)
Option: .016x.016 SS (if there is no need for torque control)
Finishing or Detailing
ArchwireObjective
.0175 x .0175 TMAIf necessary for torque refinements and/or final detailing
Option: .016 TMA .018 x .018 SSFinal detailing
Control width of both U&L arches in cases with initial width discrepancy

Note: .018 x .018 archwires may fit snuggly due to normal manufacturing tolerances.

* These are general protocols provided by Drs. Takemoto and Scuzzo, who also recommend providing a detailed and highly individualized treatment plan. Ormco is a medical device manufacturer and does not dispense clinical advice.

Single Patient Kits and Archwire Packs

Single Patient Kit

Single Patient KitPart Number
Single Patient Kit, Upper/Lower 7-7740-0430

Archwires—Packs of 10

Initial LevelingPart Number
.013 CuNiTi: for severe crowding
Straight Wire CuNiTi .013 Dia Sm Pk10204-2101
Straight Wire CuNiTi .013 Dia Med Pk10204-2102
Straight Wire CuNiTi .013 Dia Lg Pk10204-2103
.014 CuNiTi: for moderate crowding
Straight Wire CuNiTi .014 Dia Sm Pk10204-2131
Straight Wire CuNiTi .014 Dia Med Pk10204-2132
Straight Wire CuNiTi .014 Dia Lg Pk10204-2133
Completing Leveling and Rotational ControlPart Number
.016 CuNiTi
Straight Wire CuNiTi .016 Dia Sm Pk10204-2111
Straight Wire CuNiTi .016 Dia Med Pk10204-2112
Straight Wire CuNiTi .016 Dia Lg Pk10204-2113
.016 x .016 CuNiTi
Straight Wire CuNiTi .016 X .016 Sm Pk10204-2121
Straight Wire CuNiTi .016 X .016 Med Pk10204-2122
Straight Wire CuNiTi .016 X .016 Lg Pk10204-2123
Torque and Arch Form ControlPart Number
.018 x .018 CuNiTi
Straight Wire CuNiTi .018 X .018 Sm Pk10204-2141
Straight Wire CuNiTi .018 X .018 Med Pk10204-2142
Straight Wire CuNiTi .018 X .018 Lg Pk10204-2143
Finishing or DetailingPart Number
.0175 x .0175 TMA
Straight Wire TMA .0175 X .0175 Sm Pk10204-2211
Straight Wire TMA .0175 X .0175 Med Pk10204-2212
Straight Wire TMA .0175 X .0175 Lg Pk10204-2213
.016 x .016 SS
Straight Wire SST .016 X .016 Sm Pk10204-2321
Straight Wire SST .016 X .016 Med Pk10204-2322
Straight Wire SST .016 X .016 Lg Pk10204-2323
Space Closure for Extraction CasesPart Number
.017 x .017 SST
Straight Wire SST .017 X .017 Sm Pk10204-2331
Straight Wire SST .017 X .017 Med Pk10204-2332
Straight Wire SST .017 X .017 Lg Pk10204-2333
.018 x .018 SST
Straight Wire SST .018 X .018 Sm Pk10204-2301
Straight Wire SST .018 X .018 Med Pk10204-2302
Straight Wire SST .018 X .018 Lg Pk10204-2303
InstrumentsPart Number
Slim Weingart Plier803-0601
Lingual Hinge-cap Opener802-1001

All Inclusive Patient Kits with Indirect Bonding Setup

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AOA Lab can prepare your ALIAS patient set up for easy and convenient indirect bonding (IDB). Bracket placement accuracy is optimized with our C.L.A.S.S system which follows your RX, and incorporates a custom composite base, which ensures the bracket base perfectly matches each tooth’s anatomy. Our experienced technicians use the Straight Wire template and the highest quality adhesive products to prepare the tray for placement in your office on bonding day.

• Decrease bonding time and improve bracket placement1
• Full 7X7 U/L available
• Full assortment of ALIAS brackets and wires on hand at AOA
• Soft tray holds brackets with a rigid outer tray to ensure stability and easy placement

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Indirect Bonding Quick Guide

  1. Prep patient as normal
  2. Prep bracket bases in IDB tray with Enlight LV (or similar)
  3. Etch, Rinse, Dry teeth
  4. Apply Ortho Solo (or similar) to enamel
  5. Cure if desired, following manufacturer’s adhesive recommendation
  6. Place tray and cure each bracket per manufacturer’s instructions (rec. 10 sec)
  7. Remove tray, cure each bracket again (rec. 10 sec)

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