Relative wire stiffness due to lingual versus labial interbracket distance.

  • Kit Moran
  • Published 1987 in
    American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial…


Orthodontic treatment of patients with lingual appliances necessitates modifications of the conventional mechanotherapy used with labial appliances. When the brackets are placed on the lingual instead of the labial surface, the interbracket distances in the anterior region of the arches are decreased significantly. The purpose of this study was to determine… (More)


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