The 3rd generation of Quick Brackets
Optimal bond on any shape of tooth
nature created the buccal aspect of tooth crowns much more uniformly
than the lingual aspect, one buccal aspect is not exactly the same as
another. To ensure that Quick brackets conformed even better to these
natural guidelines, the base of the 3rd generation was specifically
orientated to the example of “Mother Nature”.
For this purpose
thousands of teeth worldwide were examined, shapes analysed and the
results transferred to the new bracket design. The result was a
resounding success – BioQuick.
BioQuick is an interactive, self-ligating metal bracket that particularly impresses because of its easy, relaxed handling.
BioPassive - the passive version of the proven BioQuick-brackets
Passive friction - active Control
The BioPassive® bracket is the new passive version of the proven self-ligating BioQuick® metal brackets from FORESTADENT.
The slot of the BioPassive® bracket has been set deeper compared with the
active BioQuick® brackets. This enlargement of the slot provides greater clearance for the archwire, which also greatly reduces the friction of the archwire in the slot.
Externally the passive brackets are differentiated from the active brackets by a vertical mark on the mesial ligature wing.
Force from the base
The base of the BioPassive® brackets is identical to the newly developed base of the 3rd generation of active BioQuick® brackets.
During the last few years, the engineers of FORESTADENT scanned around 4,000 teeth from all over the world using the 3D laser scan technique and examined their natural curvatures.
Picture: Data acquisition using a 3D laser scan.
Based on this study* we have now successfully developed a new bracket base adapted to each biological situation. This anatomically contoured base adapts perfectly to the shape of the tooth crown and ensures reliable positioning of the bracket.
Picture: The crown of each tooth is represented using approx. 5,000 – 10,000 data points. This method allows the curvature to be precisely ascertained.
Flexible clip for active control
Stable clip and easy opening from the gingival
The clip is opened gingivally using a probe. With the aid of the new snap function a notch on the pad margin guides the probe automatically to the clip, which has been extended more to the gingival aspect than in the Quick>>2.0 system.
Due to new designs and manufacturing procedures the BioQuick clip is even more stable and is easier to open from the gingival aspect. The clip is closed in the standard way by applying gentle finger pressure.
To open the clip easily, slide the probe along at the pad margin until it engages in the notch.
The notch on the pad margin automatically guides the probe to the clip.
The clip can now be easily opened occlusally by applying light pressure.
Numerous combination options
The additional slot (0.016“ x 0.016“) of the BioQuick® and BioPassive® brackets considerably extends treatment options. The slot allows placement of diverse springs for uprighting molars, derotation and intrusion/extrusion. It also makes it possible to combine treatment with the OrthoEasy® pin system.
For more detailed informatiion please download the PDF of the infoflyer.