LightForce Debonding Techniques

This article includes the instructions on how to debond LightForce Brackets with the 'wire in' and the 'wire out' technique.

Technique #1: Debonding with the wire in.

This technique includes debonding LightForce brackets with the arch wire and o-ties in the patients mouth.

Straight Ligature Wire Cutting PlierFile_002 (1)

Pliers used - ligature cutting plier (left) and 3M Ceramic Debonding Plier (above)

 

Ligature Cutting Plier- position under the gingival and occlusal tie wings with the wire and ligature ties in. Squeeze plier under the tie wings and gently twist your wrist to debond the bracket from the tooth.

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. 

See video on debonding with the wire in technique.

LF- Debonding with the Wire In

Technique #2: Debonding with the wire out.

With pliers that can debond mesial-distal you can debond LightForce brackets with the wire out.

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Plier used - 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.

Debonding LF with the wire out