Bob Keim: The Editor's Corner
Edward H. Angle envisioned the development of preadjusted brackets almost a century ago. As he predicted, when 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-order "bends" were built into the bracket itself through precision machining of the base and slot, less wire bending was needed to achieve ideal tooth positions. Lawrence F. Andrews, after studying ideal nonorthodontic cases and developing his "six keys to occlusion," brought the concept of preprogrammed orthodontic appliances to full fruition in the 1970s. . . .
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