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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 2, Issue : 1
First page : ( 60) Last page : ( 61)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230–7273.

Comparison between friction and frictionless mechanics during orthodontic space closure:-a clinical study

Naveen Bansal*Professor, Jeetinder Singla, Senior Lecturer

*Address for Correspondence: Dr. Naveen Bansal, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, India

Online published on 1 October, 2011.

Abstract

During orthodontic treatment the main objective in treating malocclusions is correcting anteroposterior relationship between the upper and lower arches by obtaining a normal overjet, overbite and a class 1 canine relationship. Usually to obtain the normal A-P relationship extractions are done in either one or both the arches and afterwards space closure is done according the anchorage requirements of the particular patient by means of different techniques.

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Keywords

Sliding mechanics, frictionless mechanics, anchorage, space closure, T loop.

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