elastic ligature

e·las·tic lig·a·ture

1. a rubber ligature that slowly constricts;
2. in orthodontics, a stretchable threadlike material that may be tied from a tooth to an archwire or from tooth to tooth to gain movement of these units.

e·las·tic lig·a·ture

(ĕ-lastik ligă-chŭr)
1. Rubber ligature that slowly constricts.
2. In orthodontics, stretchable threadlike material that may be tied from a tooth to an archwire or from tooth to tooth to gain movement.
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It was also observed that the stainless steel ligatures were less prone to adhesion compared with Teflon-coated and elastic ligatures and that the adhesion and growth could be accelerated by saliva (14).
Color stability of five orthodontic clear elastic ligatures. Orthod (Chic) 2013; 14: e60-5.
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not to use any type of bracket ligature other than the conventional elastic ligatures available in the practice.