Clinical effectiveness and efficiency of customized vs. conventional preadjusted bracket systems.

@article{Weber2013ClinicalEA,
  title={Clinical effectiveness and efficiency of customized vs. conventional preadjusted bracket systems.},
  author={Dennis J. Weber and Lorne D Koroluk and Ceib Phillips and T. Nguyen and William R. Proffit},
  journal={Journal of clinical orthodontics : JCO},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={261-6; quiz 268}
}
tists to provide high-quality treatment in less time, with fewer appointments and reduced chairtime. Attempts to devise such a system began with Andrews’s Straight-Wire Appliance, which im proved the efficiency of treatment by incorporating 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-order compensations into the brackets.1 Clinicians have found, however, that finishing with a straight wire is rarely possible; detailing bends are usually required due to variations in tooth-surface morphology,2-8 inaccuracies of direct… CONTINUE READING

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