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Correction of Lip Protrusion with Lingual Brackets and Palatal Anchorage

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 10 : PAGES (614-623) 2013

JANGHOON AHN, DDS, MSD, PHD

YOUNGJU PARK, DDS, MSD, PHD

RYOON-KI HONG, DDS, PHD

SOOJIN KIM, DDS, MS, PHD

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Although absolute anchorage is crucial in the treatment of lip protrusion, especially when lingual appliances are used, most skeletal-anchorage devices have disadvantages in such cases. A dental implant or onplant requires laboratory fabrication, a surgical procedure, and a two-to-three- month healing period and is difficult to remove after osseointegration. Buccal and lingual miniscrews can loosen and fail during orthodontic force loading because of root proximity...

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