Versatile retraction mechanics: Implant assisted the en‑masse retraction with a boot loop

Philip, Pramod and Jose, Nidhin Philip (2015) Versatile retraction mechanics: Implant assisted the en‑masse retraction with a boot loop. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, 6 (1). S41-S44. ISSN 0976-237X

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain the versatility offered by the use of arch wires with boot loops in retraction mechanics while taking direct anchorage from mini-screws. Materials and Methods: The materials include the mini screws placed at the appropriate location and retraction arches made of 0.019 X 0.025 SS with boot loops placed distal to the lateral incisors. Mini screw provides a stable anchorage for enmasse retraction of the anterior teeth with the help of a boot loop using sliding and/or loop mechanics. Results: The arch wires with boot loops have a definite advantage over the soldered/ crimpable hooks because of the versatility it offers during the process of retraction. Conclusion: An innovative approach combining the advantages of absolute anchorage using mini implants and a retraction arch with boot loop is presented here.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Loop mechanics, mini implants, retraction mechanics
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 06:33
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 06:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142163

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