State-of-the-Art Orthodontics, Self-Ligating Appliances, Miniscrews and Second Molars Extraction

State-of-the-Art Orthodontics

Self-Ligating Appliances, Miniscrews and Second Molars Extraction

By Hugo Trevisi, DDS, Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil and Reginaldo C. Trevisi Zanelato, Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil


1. Low Friction Aesthetic Brackets - Clarity? SL Self-Ligating Appliance

Introduction

Characteristics of the Appliance

Prescription of the Clarity? SL Self-Ligating Appliance System

Sliding Biomechanics with the Clarity? SL Self-Ligating Appliance

Clarity? SL Self-Ligating Bracket Removal

2. Mini-screws and Biomechanics in Orthodontics

Introduction

SmartClip? Self-Ligating Appliances and orthodontic mini-screws

Mini-screws

Surgical protocol for insertion of mini-screws

Planning the set-up of the orthodontic appliance for the insertion of mini-screws

Mini-screws as an anchorage system in orthodontic biomechanic treatment mechanics with bicuspid extractions

Class II treatment with molar distalization using mini-screws

Intrusion of teeth using mini-screws

Mesialization and uprighting of molars using mini-screws

3. Second molar extractions

Introduction

Development of Second Molars and Third Molars

Why should second molars be extracted?

When should second molars be extracted?

Characteristics of patients who undergo second molar extractions

Management of the distalizing mechanics

Eruption of third molars after second molars extraction