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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-63

Molar protraction and uprighting (2nd molar protraction in the 1st molar missing site and uprighting an impacted 3rd molar)


Head, Smile-with Orthodontic Clinic, Seoul, Korea; Member of Angle Society (North Atlantic Component), Korea

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Un-Bong Baik
35-5 Songjung dong Ecopia 7F, Kangbuk-ku, Seoul
Korea
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DOI: 10.4103/apos.apos_29_18

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Recently, with the help of TADs (temporary anchorage devices), substantial 2nd molar protraction has become possible in case of missing posterior teeth. Total 260 cases of U-6 (Upper 1st molar missing), L-6 (Lower 1st molar missing) and L-E (Lower E extraction with the 2nd molar missing, E: deciduous 2nd molar) were finished. After 2nd molar protraction, even a horizontally-impacted 3rd molar can be uprighted. This treatment will become very good treatment modality, replacing implants and bridges in cases of missing posterior teeth.


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