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A Multipurpose Retraction Clip for Sliding Mechanics

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 08 : PAGES (499-502) 2012

NOBUYUKI ISHII, DDS, DDSc, PHD

RYUZO KANOMI, DDS, DDSc, PHD, MOrth

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Many orthodontists today use low-friction brackets designed for sliding mechanics. Although chain elastic is often applied for canine and anterior tooth retraction, it produces relatively high friction. To avoid this problem, we have developed a multipurpose retraction clip that can be used with chain elastic, coil springs, or intermaxillary elastics without generating any archwire friction.

Retraction Clip Application


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