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The Tandem Archwire Technique in Lingual Orthodontics

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 04 : PAGES (232-240) 2013



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A single horizontal edgewise slot in a standard-width bracket is generally effective in controlling rotations and tipping. Biomechanically, because the moment of couple is generated across the bracket, the bracket width determines the length of the moment arm . For example, when a canine bracket is 10mm from the center of resistance and a force of 100g is applied, a 1,000g-mm moment is needed to achieve the desired distal canine translation [img=2](Fi...

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