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En Masse Retraction of the Anterior Teeth Using a Modified Bidimensional Technique

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 05 : PAGES (267-273) 2012

ALDO GIANCOTTI, DDS, MS

PAOLA MOZZICATO, DDS

MARIO GRECO, DDS

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In 1970, Schudy and Schudy described the Bimetric System, a fixed orthodontic appliance incorporating two bracket slot sizes. Some years later, Gianelly modified this system to develop the Bidimensional technique, using brackets with .018" vertical slots on the incisors and .022" vertical slots on the canines, premolars, and molars. As Gianelly noted, "The reason I did this was to combine precision with practicality."

The Bidimensi...

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