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Unitek™ Gemini SL Self Ligating Brackets

Gemini SL Self-Ligating Brackets

Simplicity

Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Brackets offer the simplicity of a passive door self-ligating appliance. An advanced Nitinol ligating mechanism provides low resistance to door opening and closing, without using special techniques or instruments.1 Nitinol also offers the advantage of high resistance to unwanted mechanism fatigue,2 which can affect door operation and bracket performance during treatment.

Passive self-ligating Unitek Gemini SL brackets feature reduced friction for treatment efficiency,3 but you can also utilise the benefits of tie-wings, which permit active control with ligatures when you need it.4 The bracket’s smooth finish and rounded profile offer improved patient comfort.5 Discover the advantages of Unitek Gemini SL brackets for your practice.

 
Characteristics Advantages Benefits
Passive bracket Closing mechanism does not touch round and rectangular archwires Reduced friction3
Door design with incisal / occlusal opening system Efficient ligation Ligating mechanism does not open spontaneously during treatment
Nitinol ligating mechanism High resistance to fatigue during the opening and closing of ligating mechanism Maintains product integrity during treatment2
Bracket design allows for ligation Bracket can be active or passive depending on treatment needs Treatment versatility
Bracket is composed of 17-4 PH stainless steel Mechanical strength High resistance against deformation8 Rhomboid shape Reference for bracket positioning Efficient bracket positioning9
 

Door opening

Door opening - Bracket with the door mechanism closed. Door opening - Place the tip of the archwire director on the cavity between the incisal/occlusal wings of the bracket. Door opening - Gently slide the door to the incisal/occlusal area to open the mechanism.
Bracket with the door mechanism closed. Place the tip of the archwire director on the cavity between the incisal/occlusal wings of the bracket. Gently slide the door to the incisal/occlusal area to open the mechanism.

Door closing

Door closing - Place tweezers as shown in the picture. Door closing - Close the locking mechanism by pressing together the tweezers. Door closing - Bracket with the door mechanism closed.
Place tweezers as shown in the picture. Close the locking mechanism by pressing together the tweezers. Bracket with the door mechanism closed.
 
You can also use your finger to push the base of the door closed.
Gemini SL Self-Ligating Brackets
 

Unitek™ Gemini SL Brackets – Roth* Prescription

Maxillary IN/OUT M/D Part Number – .018 in. Part Number – .022 in.
Tooth Torque Angulation in. mm Width L R L R
Central +12 5 .039 1.00 3.40 027-220 027-221 027-320 027-321
Lateral +8 9 .043 1.10 3.19 027-222 027-223 027-322 027-323
Cuspid -2 11 .029 0.73 3.38 027-224 027-225 027-324 027-325
Cuspid HK -2 11 .029 0.73 3.38 027-226 027-227 027-326 027-327
Bicuspid -7 0 .034 0.86 3.13 027-228 027-328
Bicuspid HK -7 0 .034 0.86 3.13 027-229 027-230 027-329 027-330
 
Mandibular IN/OUT M/D Part Number – .018 in. Part Number – .022 in.
Tooth Torque Angulation in. mm Width L R L R
Anterior 0 0 .047 1.20 2.80 027-251 027-351
Cuspid -11 5 .022 0.57 3.39 027-252 027-253 027-352 027-353
Cuspid HK -11 5 .022 0.57 3.39 027-254 027-255 027-354 027-355
1st Bicuspid -17 2 .030 0.76 3.00 027-256 027-257 027-356 027-357
1st Bicuspid HK -17 2 .030 0.76 3.00 027-258 027-259 027-358 027-359
2nd Bicuspid -22 2 .034 0.86 3.00 027-260 027-261 027-360 027-361
2nd Bicuspid HK -22 2 .034 0.86 3.00 027-262 027-263 027-362 027-363
*3M Unitek version of this prescription. No endorsement by the Doctor is implied.

One Case Kit – Roth* Prescription

One Case Kit – 5×5 Part Number – .018 in. Part Number – .022 in.
U/L 5×5 Hooks 027-120 027-130

Application Guide

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Gemini SL Doctor Brochure Gemini SL Doctor Brochure
 
Information Sources References

1. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket’s sliding door design opens and closes effectively with low forces", S10545, 05/2011

2. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket’s sliding door is made of Nitinol, a material with high resistance to fatigue", S10538, 06/2011

3. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket’s passive design promotes low friction", S10537, 05/2011

4. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket’s versatile design allows the addition of ligatures for active ligation as needed during treatment", S10543, 06/2011

5. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket is designed with rounded corners for improved patient comfort", S10542, 06/2011

6. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket’s 80-micron mesh base provides more space for the adhesive, to increase bonding retention", S10547, 05/2011

7. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket bases have compound curvatures, allowing for better bracket placement", S10548, 06/2011

8. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket is composed of 17-4 PH stainless steel, which provides higher resistance against deformation", S10541, 06/2011

9. 3M Unitek Claims DB, "Unitek™ Gemini SL Self-Ligating Bracket’s rhomboid-shaped bracket body enables a more efficient bracket placement", S10544, 06/2011

 


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