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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 2002
Volume 3 , Issue 3

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Air-Rotor Stripping Technique for Treatment of Class III Malocclusion: Case Report

Maria Sokolina, DDS1, Richard Bloomstein, DDS2

Pages: 233238

Aim: To demonstrate the use of the air-rotor stripping technique for conservative treatment of malocclusion. Methods: Necessary space was created using air-rotor stripping. Class III malocclusion was treated with a fixed mandibular appliance, Class III traction, and a maxillary Essix appliance for anchorage. Results and Conclusion: It was demonstrated that airrotor stripping is a suitable option in the treatment of malocclusion. Overbite and overjet were increased to acceptable relationships in 15 months. The air-rotor stripping technique is a conservative and predictable treatment option, which can be used for correction of mild to moderate crowding, as well as for some cases of Class II and Class III malocclusion. World J Orthod 2002;3:233238.

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