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What are LightForce Bracket's Slot Specifications?

LightForce Orthodontics bracket's unique manufacturing methods and attentive design allows us to provide best in-class slot accuracy. The increase in slot accuracy translates to more accurate tooth movement as well as faster engagement of the wire due to smaller slot play.

LightForce Orthodontics provides three slot sizes: 0.018", 0.020" and 0.022". Below are the wire specifications.

0.018" Slot

  • Average Slot Height (inches): 0.0183"
  • Standard Deviation: 0.00039
  • Average Slot Play (Degrees): 5.44º (with a 17 x 25 wire)

The following image shows a 17x25 wire in a LightForce 0.018 slot.

018 Slot with 017 wire

0.020 Slot

The 0.020" slot is currently uniquely offered by LightForce Orthodontics. The 0.020" slot was created to allow doctors to achieve greater accuracy and earlier torque engagement while still using the same wire progression as with the 0.022" brackets.

  • Average Slot Height (inches): 0.0202"
  • Standard Deviation: 0.00031
  • Average Slot Play (Degrees): 4.63º (with a 19 x 25 wire)

The following image shows a 19x25 wire in a LightForce 0.020 slot.

0.022" Slot

  • Average Slot Height (inches): 0.0220"
  • Standard Deviation: 0.00019
  • Average Slot Play (Degrees): 11.13º (with a 19 x 25 wire)
The following image shows a 19x25 wire in a LightForce 0.022 slot.
022 Slot with 019 wire