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Modified Removable Transpalatal Bar for Rapid Uprighting of Impacted Second Molars

VOLUME 36 : NUMBER 09 : PAGES (496-499) 2002

MARGHERITA SANTORO, DDS, MA

EUN-SOCK KIM, DDS

MONICA TEREDESAI, DDS

NIKOS KARAGGIANNOPOULOS, DDS

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The in-office modification of a preformed transpalatal bar shown here offers a mechan­ically advantageous and efficient solution for uprighting an impacted second molar, especially when bonding a standard tube to the molar would be impossible and other methods would require surgical exposure of the impacted tooth. When the impacted molar is in the maxillary arch, the modified transpalatal bar provides anchorage for the application of vertical extrusive forces, which would otherwise be diff...

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