Features & Benefits

Bracket Features

The Alias lingual bracket system was designed for patient comfort and clinical performance. Rounded contours and a low profile provide comfort, and the small bracket design ensures superior fit and ease of placement.

Alias Lingual Bracket System

Compare the size of Alias to other lingual brackets on the market*

Alias Lingual Bracket System


* Innovation L is a registered trademark of Dentsply/GAC. Incognito is a trademarked product of 3M. eBrace is a product of Riton Biomaterial Co., Ltd. STb is a trademarked product of Ormco. Harmony is a product of American Orthodontics. Alias is a trademarked product of Ormco. Image courtesy of Drs. Takemoto and Scuzzo.

.018 X .018 Square Archwire Slot

The patented .018 x .018 square passive self-ligating slot and enhanced Straight Wire sliding mechanics improve rotational and torque control for faster leveling and aligning. Lingual brackets using the .018 x .025 slot have more play, thus less torque control, versus Alias.*


Alias Square Archwire Slot

3rd-order play between square and rectangular slots and different sizes of archwires.

Square slot .016" x .016" wire .017" x .017" wire .0175" x .0175" wire
.018" x .018" ~7–8° play ~3–4° play ~1–2° play
Rectangular slot .016" x .022" wire .017" x .022" wire .017" x .025" wire
.018" x .025" ~5–6° play ~2–3° play ~2–3° play

Alias Rectangle slot

2nd-order play between STb SL Square Slot lingual brackets* with .018”x .018”square slots and different sizes of archwires.

Upper Anterior .016" x .016" wire .017" x .017" wire .0175" x .0175" wire
.018" x .018" (1.5mm wide) ~1–2° play ~0–1° play ~0–1° play
Lower Anterior .016" x .016" wire .017" x .017" wire .0175" x .0175" wire
.018" x .018" (1.2mm wide) ~2–3° play ~1–2° play ~0–1° play

With both round and square wires:

  • Tipping control:
    square slot = rectangular slot
  • Rotation control:
    square slot superior to rectangular slot

Alias Square Slot

Alias Rectangle slot


* G. Scuzzo, MD, DDS, K. Takemoto, DDS, PHD, Y. Takemoto, DDS, G. Scuzzo, DDS, L. Lombardo, DDS. “A New Self-Ligating Lingual Bracket with Square Slots”, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Volume XLV, No. 12 (2011): 682 - 683.

Spring Pin Enhances Opening and Closing

Alias bracket’s spring pin has been designed for easy opening during wire placement while also providing a snap-fit closure for secure wire ligation.

Alias square slot means maximum torque expression and rotational control.

Alias Square Slot

Alias Square Slot


Alias Square Slot

Alias Square Slot

Straightwire

Alias Square Slot

Mushroom Shape

Simplicity

  • Easy open and close—Self-ligating slide makes archwire changes faster and easier.
  • Custom indirect bonding setup—AOA Lab creates custom setups,making bracket placement fast, simple and accurate.
  • Streamlined inventory—Single-patient kits to suit preferences and treatments needs.

Efficiency

  • Passive self-ligating mechanics—Alias is designed to minimize friction while producing light, continuous orthodontic forces that allow the teeth to move more smoothly.
  • Enhanced sliding mechanics—Straight Wire shape facilitates easier sliding.
  • Simplified finishing bends—Lingual wire replicates the labial Straight Wire arch form, making wire bends intuitive.
  • Enhanced rotational and torque control—Patented .018 x .018 square slot provides optimal control and results.

Comfort

  • Enhanced patient comfort—Designed with low bracket profiles and rounded contours.

Simplified Wire Changes and Opening/Closing

The Lingual Hinge Cap Opener and Slim Weingart instruments facilitate easy and fast wire changes.

Anterior | Open

Anterior | Open

Anterior | Open

Anterior | Open

Anterior | Close

Anterior | Close

Anterior | Close

Posterior | Open

Posterior | Open

Posterior | Open

Posterior | Close

Posterior | Close

Posterior | Close