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Segmented arch or continuous arch technique? A rational approach
This study aims at revising the biomechanical principles of the segmented archwire technique as well as describing the clinical conditions in which the rational use of scientific biomechanics is essential to optimize ...
Continuous torque system with control of the reaction unit
This article describes an orthodontic system used to obtain active continuous torque with movement control of both active and reactive units; the system relies on principles of the segmented technique. A cantilever system ...
Composite pontics for orthodontic patients with extraction spaces.
Esthetic orthodontic appliances continue to appeal to more patients, which results in objections to extraction spaces that remain for several months during orthodontic therapy. This has led orthodontists to design temporary ...
Uprighting impacted mandibular second molars with orthodontic elastic separating rings.
A 16-year-old girl presented with complaints of recurrent spontaneous pain in the mandibular second molar region. Treatment favored use of a simple uprighting technique involving orthodontic elastic separating rings.
Maxillary canine - First premolar transposition: Restoring normal tooth order with segmented mechanics
Tooth transpositions present at a relatively low incidence in the world population and primarily affect maxillary canines and premolars. Treatment of this disturbance should take into account aspects such as facial pattern, ...