Bracket positioning and resets: Five steps to align crowns and roots consistently

Citation
Sk. Carlson et E. Johnson, Bracket positioning and resets: Five steps to align crowns and roots consistently, AM J ORTHOD, 119(1), 2001, pp. 76-80
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Dentistry/Oral Surgery & Medicine
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
ISSN journal
0889-5406 → ACNP
Volume
119
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
76 - 80
Database
ISI
SICI code
0889-5406(200101)119:1<76:BPARFS>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
Orthodontists strive for accurate bracket positioning because it makes achi eving a superior occlusion easier. Whether one uses a direct or an indirect bonding technique, the initial appliance placement typically includes some bracket-positioning errors. The clinician either corrects these errors dur ing treatment or tediously repeats archwire bends to compensate for the mis placed brackets. The clinician should assess bracket positioning early in t reatment by clinical and radiographic evaluations and then correct all posi tioning errors during a single dedicated reset appointment. This article de scribes a 5-step protocol for assessing and correcting bracket-positioning errors.