Dr. Gerhardt’s Product Review: Nustar Gen2’s Self Litigating Passive System

There is probably no perfect orthodontic bracket system. In my view, there are pros and cons to them all. The treating dentist must pick which bracket system works the best for them. I have really liked using self-ligating bracket systems; the overall advantages seem to be shorter treatment time, easier mechanics, plus less chair time as outlined by the Lambert textbook (Fig. 1). Like anything else, there are a lot of self-ligating brackets out there. I am reviewing the NuStar system from Ortho Arch.

Read the full article as published in the October 2023 edition of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society (JAOS).