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Int J Orthod Milwaukee. 2012 Winter;23(4):15-20.

Closing extraction spaces with lingual orthodontics.

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Department of Orthodontics, Fukuoka Dental College Medical and Hospital, Fukuoka City, Japan.


There are different ways of closing extraction spaces with lingual orthodontics. One is to use loop mechanics and the other is to use sliding mechanics. This case report describes the treatment of closing spaces using sliding mechanics with and without the use of microscrews. Understanding and applying basic biomechanical principles is necessary for lingual orthodontics and the use of miniscrews. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the effect of orthodontic miniscrews in controlling anchorage and the basic biomechanical considerations in understanding the influence of the anterior teeth.

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