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TECHNIQUE CLINIC Securing a Piggyback Wire to an Ectopic Canine Bracket

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 05 : PAGES (326) 2013

VIKRAM PAI, BDS, MDS

AMEET V. REVANKAR, BDS, MDS

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Engaging a piggyback wire in the bracket of a high labial canine can be tricky for the clinician and uncomfortable for the patient. Here is a simple and fast method we have developed:

1. Hold an .019" x .025" stainless steel base archwire and an .014" nickel titanium overlay wire closely between thumb and index finger. Secure them together by doubling an over the ends and sliding the module to the midline of the wires. Repeat thi...

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