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TECHNIQUE CLINIC Repairing Fractured Tie Wings of Ceramic Brackets

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 10 : PAGES (607) 2013

R.S.V.M. RAGHU RAM, BDS

SIVAKUMAR ARUNACHALAM, MDS, MOrth RCS

P. SUDHAKAR, MDS

C.V. PADMA PRIYA, MDS

M. BHASKAR, MDS

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The tie wing of a ceramic bracket often fractures during active orthodontic treatment due to the application of tensile forces, making it impossible to tie in the archwire with either an elastomeric module or a stainless steel ligature . Here is a simple technique for restoring a fractured tie wing without rebonding the bracket.

Procedure


1. After removing the archwire, roughen the frac...

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