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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 2010
Volume 11 , Issue 1

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Rapid Palatal Expander: An Anchor Unit For Second Molar Distalization In Angle Class II Treatment

Olga-Elpis Kolokitha, DDS, MSD, DrDent/ Alexandra K. Papadopoulou, DDS, MDS

Pages: 7584
PMID: 20209182

Distal movement of maxillary molars is a common approach for nonextraction treatment of Angle Class II patients. Because of known difficulties involving moving the maxillary first molars distally in the presence of second molars, this article describes how the distally directed force is applied immediately to the second molars. A rapid palatal expander can be used as a reliable unit to facilitate the distal movement of the second maxillary molars. World J Orthod 2010;11:7584.

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