Rate of tooth movement under heavy and light continuous orthodontic forces.

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to measure the rate and the amount of orthodontically induced tooth movement under heavy (300 g) and light (50 g) continuous forces with superelastic nickel-titanium closing coils over a defined time (12 weeks). METHODS Fourteen patients who required maxillary canine retraction into first premolar extraction sites as… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2009.03.026

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