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Design Improvements in the Modified C-Palatal Plate for Molar Distalization

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 04 : PAGES (241-248) 2013

YOON-AH KOOK, DDS, PHD

DONG-HUN LEE, DDS, MSD

SEONG-HUN KIM, DMD, MSD, PHD

KYU-RHIM CHUNG, DMD, MSD, PHD

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Although early versions of the modified C-palatal plate (MCPP) were used successfully for molar distalization in both adolescents and adults, close contact between the plate and the palatal soft tissue made oral hygiene difficult and interfered with the engagement of elastic chains . The addition of half-tubes to the screw holes helped prevent gingival overgrowth, and a jig used for placement of the appliance maintained more regular spacing between the plate's arms and th...

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