Townie® Poll

Brackets

Poll conducted from 4/26/2011 To 5/25/2011

Are you using self-ligating brackets routinely?
99 total votes
48%
Yes
52%
No
How long have you been using self-ligating brackets?
62 total votes
13%
One year
16%
Two to three years
19%
Four to five years
52%
More than five years
Do you consider self-ligation a bracket system?
73 total votes
33%
Yes. I consider using self-ligation to be a bracket system
37%
I consider self-ligation as just a bracket design
11%
I consider only certain self-ligating brackets to be associated with a wire system
19%
No. I think self-ligating bracket systems are just a marketing hype
What do you think is the one major benefit of using self-ligating brackets?
69 total votes
17%
Shorter treatment time
28%
Shorter archwire changes
22%
Longer appointment intervals
33%
Practice marketing
Have you tried more than one self-ligating system?
70 total votes
17%
I still use the original one we started with
60%
I have tried two or three
17%
I have tried four or five
6%
I have tried more than five
Are you satisfied with the self-ligating approach to treatment?
72 total votes
40%
Yes. I would not consider conventional brackets again
17%
Not sure. I am still evaluating benefits of using self-ligation
18%
Not really. I am not happy but feel committed to continue evaluating
1%
No. I am considering returning to conventional brackets
24%
No. I have already returned to conventional brackets
If you have returned to conventional brackets, when did you decide?
25 total votes
64%
After one to two years of trying self-ligation
20%
After three to four years of trying self-ligation
16%
After more than four years of trying self-ligation
Which self-ligating brackets do you perceive to be the most popular?
69 total votes
3%
American Empower
0%
Carriere self-ligating
64%
Damon
32%
In-Ovation
0%
Ortho technology Lotus Plus
0%
Smart Clip
1%
Speed
0%
TenBrook Axis self-ligating system
I think self-ligating brackets are mostly:
75 total votes
11%
A great improvement in orthodontic treatment
0%
A great time saver for the patients
7%
A great time saver for the practice
31%
All of the above
8%
A great marketing tool
29%
Over-rated
15%
Of no real advantage to conventional brackets

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