This article includes the instructions on how to debond LightForce Brackets with the 'wire in' and the 'wire out' technique.
Take Note: For Breakaway base activation
It is important when positioning the plier on the bracket, to have the prongs even mesial-distal, before squeezing and activating. Be sure to position your plier so it is "straight on". If your plier is canted or positioned with uneven pressure the bracket will debond unevenly and may fracture.
Technique #1: Debonding with the wire in.
This technique includes debonding LightForce brackets with the arch wire and o-ties in the patients mouth.
Pliers pictured - 3M Ceramic Debonding Plier (above)
3M Ceramic Debonding Plier- position the instrument over the bracket, firmly squeeze the bracket mesial-distal, to utilize the break away base feature of the LightForce Bracket, then gently rock the instrument back and forth, until the
bracket is off the tooth.
Technique #2: Debonding with the wire out.
With pliers that can debond mesial-distal you can debond LightForce brackets with the wire out.
Plier pictured - 3M Ceramic Debonding Plier
*Note: any plier that can debond mesial-distal can be used. A weingart plier can also be used.
3M Ceramic Debonding Plier- position the instrument over the bracket, firmly squeeze the bracket mesial-distal, to utilize the break away base feature and debond the LightForce Bracket.
See video on debonding with the wire out technique.