Glide-Ties reduce archwire binding, which may provide faster tooth movement and reduced treatment time.
Elastomeric Glide-Ties are made with ‘low friction technology’ specifically targeted towards the reduction of frictional binding forces in orthodontic auxiliaries i.e., ligatures, separators, etc. The super-tough FDA approved medical grade polyurethane is latex free, odorless, tasteless, highly stain resistant and designed to deliver a uniform continuous force over a long period of time. They are injection molded in the conventional manner and then subjected to a ’hydrothermal’ process that modifies the surface texture, creating a high degree of ‘slipperiness’. This e ect is permanent and significantly reduces treatment times.