A segmented appliance for space closure followed by Invisalign and fixed appliances

Flavio Uribe, Alice Cutrera, Ravinda Nanda
Orthodontics: the Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement 2011, 12 (4): 386-95
This case report describes the use of a segmented appliance for space closure prior to using Invisalign. The maxillary right canine was retracted into the extracted first premolar space with a sectional wire from the first molar to the canine with no visible brackets in the incisor region. The advantage of this technique is the ability to achieve better root and rotational control during space closure with a fixed appliance that also has limited visibility. A maxillary fixed appliance was used to refine the esthetics in the maxillary arch due to the limitations of the Invisalign appliance in achieving rotational and vertical movements.

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