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CASE REPORT Scissor-Bite Correction Using Miniscrew Anchorage

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 09 : PAGES (573-579) 2012



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Scissor bite is observed most frequently between the second molars. Several treatment methods have been proposed, including intermaxillary crosselastics, multibracketed appliances, transpalatal arches with intramaxillary elastics, and lingual arches with intramaxillary elastics. These mechanics can generate extrusive forces on the second molars in both arches, however, possibly inducing an undesirable reduction in overbite, clockwise rotation of the mand...

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