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Mondo Ortod. 1990 Mar-Apr;15(2):179-90.

[Sliding mechanics in orthodontic treatment with the straight wire].

[Article in Italian]


The principles of straight arch technique are described and the mechanical characteristics of contemporary pretorqued, preangulated "straight arch" appliances are summarized. A step wise approach is presented for efficient orthodontic tooth movement using sliding mechanics with .022" straight arch appliances. The steps are: 1) alignment and leveling; 2) molar correction and space closure; 3) finishing. Specific suggestions are made for wires and force elements best suited to sliding mechanics.

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