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TECHNIQUE CLINIC An Inverted V-Spring for Canine Eruption

VOLUME 48 : NUMBER 01 : PAGES (22) 2014

DIPTI SHASTRI, MDS

PRADEEP TANDON, BDS, MDS

AMIT NAGAR, BDS, MDS

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This spring can be used to direct the mesial and vertical eruption of an ectopically placed canine. Fabricated from a length of .019" x .025" , it is shaped into three segments as follows :

1. Bend a 1.5mm vertical loop as a stop at the anterior end of the wire, leading to a 2mm anterior segment that will fit into the bracket slot.
2. Next, form a 6mm inverted "V" with a helix at its apex, placing a round bend between...

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