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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
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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Publication:
Fall 2008
Volume 9 , Issue 3

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KIDS: A New Approach To Distalize Maxillary Molars

Ashok Karad, BDS, MDS, MOrth, RCS [Edin]

Pages: 244–254
PMID: 18834007

Precise distalization of maxillary molars is of significant value for nonextraction treatment of Class II malocclusion associated with a normal mandible. Most of the distalizing appliances available today produce adverse effects, eg, molar tipping and rotation, incisor proclination, and lack of anchorage control during the space-consolidation phase. To address these shortcomings, a new appliance (Karad’s Integrated Distalization System; KIDS) has been designed to distal drive maxillary molars using light continuous forces in a predetermined direction, with good molar control during the distalization and anchorage control during the space-consolidation phase of treatment. This appliance eliminates the need to construct a new Nance appliance to stabilize the molars in their new positions after distalization. This article describes the construction and the clinical management of the appliance. World J Orthod 2008;9:244–254.

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