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Occlusion Management in Orthodontic Anchorage Control

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 03 : PAGES (188-197) 2013

GIORGIO FIORELLI, DDS

BIRTE MELSEN, DDS, DO

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With the introduction of orthodontic miniscrews, the approach to anchorage control has changed dramatically. Skeletal anchorage allows for the transfer of reactive forces to the alveolar bone, thus preventing undesirable tooth movements. In addition to increasing the potential applications of orthodontic treatment, skeletal anchorage has also reduced the need for compliance, since miniscrews can often replace both extraoral appliances and intermaxillary elastics. Fenn and Raskin...

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