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Correction of Upper-Arch Asymmetries Using the Mesial-Distalslider

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 11 : PAGES (648-655) 2013

BENEDICT WILMES, DMD, MSD, PHD

RAVINDRA NANDA, BDS, MDS, PHD

MANUEL NIENKEMPER, DDS, MSC

BJÖRN LUDWIG, DMD, MSD

DIETER DRESCHER, DMD, PHD

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Correcting maxillary dental asymmetries without the need for extractions or space opening for dental implants represents a major challenge for the orthodontist, especially when using conventional anchorage methods. Although buccally inserted mini-implants provide more reliable anchorage, the potential correction is limited to about 1mm because the buccal mini-implant is placed in the path of the moving teeth. The palate is more suitable for skeletal anchorage, since any teeth can be moved wit...

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