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TECHNIQUE CLINIC Begg Brackets as Auxiliaries for Thermoformed Appliances

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 10 : PAGES (641-642) 2012

MAURO COZZANI, DMD, MSCD

MATTIA FONTANA, DMD

FRANCESCA RUSSO

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When intermaxillary elastics are needed in a patient with brackets bonded in only one arch, a thermoformed appliance can be used to provide a point of attachment in the opposing arch without bonding additional brackets or buttons. Previous articles have shown how to thermoform a button or form a hook in the plastic material itself. Instead, we thermoform a bracket into the appliance. The bracket's vertical slot provides a sturdy hook, and the brack...

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