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Utility Arches

VOLUME 20 : NUMBER 07 : PAGES (452-459) 1986

JAMES A. MCNAMARA, DDS, PHD

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The utility arch has multiple uses in various stages of orthodontic treatment. This auxiliary archwire has been developed according to biomechanical principles described by Burstone and refined for incorporation into Bioprogressive therapy.

Although it is a complete arch extending across both buccal segments, the utility arch engages only the first molars and the four incisors. It originally was developed to provide a method of leveling the curve of Spee in ...

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