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The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Spring 2008
Volume 9 , Issue 1

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Clinical experience with a new SUPERELASTIC Ni-TI–stainless steel retraction spring

Panagiotis Skoularikis, DDS, Dr Med Dent/Andrea Wichelhaus, Prof Dr Med Dent/Franz-Günter Sander, Prof Dr

Pages: 48–51
PMID: 18426105

This article describes the clinical application of a new superelastic Ni-Ti–stainless steel retraction spring used especially for canine retraction following the segmented archwire technique. The use of the new spring and its 2 configurations are demonstrated in a typodont experiment. Clinical experience with the new spring is presented in 2 patients; it produced canine retraction in these patients who required first premolar extraction. The use of the spring in both cases led to bodily tooth retraction without reactivation or any undesirable side effects. World J Orthod 2008;9:48–51.

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