Changes in occlusal function after extraction of premolars: 2-year follow-up.


OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of extraction and the number of teeth extracted on changes in occlusal function by measuring occlusal contact area and force before and after orthodontic treatment with a fixed appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Female patients treated with a fixed appliance were divided into nonextraction (n = 36), two maxillary premolar… (More)
DOI: 10.2319/112116-836.1


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