The MiniAnts caused a sensation at the recently held 2D lingual user meeting. The brackets were presented for the first time at the meeting by their designer Dr Thomas Banach and the advantages of this design refinement were demonstrated to the participants of the FORESTADENT event.
MiniAnts feature a considerably reduced width while
maintaining a twin design.
The bracket has been designed as small as
the single-wing, narrow single version (Order No. 760-1028) for the
lower anterior region. The only difference is that the MiniAnts now have
a second wing, which has been welded onto the bracket. This design
detail incorporates a range of advantages. The optimised design not only
ensures a much better fit to the tooth anatomy but also combines the
benefits of single-wing brackets with those of twin brackets.
therefore provide enhanced rotation control and wider interbracket
spans. The space gained by the brackets greatly facilitates
compensation bends, which may be required particularly during the
intraoral finishing phase. Use of the MiniAnts also significantly
increases the intraoral comfort for the patient, as the patient experiences
less pressure due to the reduced application of force.
are available in two versions – with gingival hook for torquing
individualteeth and without hooks. They now extend the range of the
FORESTADENT 2Dlingual bracket system. The uncomplicated technique of
this self-ligating systemmakes it particularly suitable for new
orthodontists as well as for the treatment ofsimple cases.
lingual brackets are extremely flat, comfortable and are a
cost-effective addition to any orthodontic practice, as laboratory
work is no longer required.