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Figure 1 | Progress in Orthodontics

Figure 1

From: A 15-month evaluation of bond failures of orthodontic brackets bonded with direct versus indirect bonding technique: a clinical trial

Figure 1

Soft tray extending buccally to cover the entire bracket and rigid tray extending only to the bracket slot. The soft tray (yellow) extends buccally to cover the entire bracket, holding it in place while covering half of the clinical crown on the lingual side. The rigid tray (pink) extends only to the bracket slot to retain the bracket without impeding tray removal during the clinical phase.

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