Angle’s progression to Edgewise Appliance

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Tuesday 15 December 2009 with 0 comments



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Edward Angle: E arch, pin and tube, ribbon, and edgewise. The E-arch was only capable of tipping teeth to a new position. With the pin and tube, tooth movement was accomplished by repositioning the individual pins at each appointment. Although the ribbon arch provided good spring qualities and was quite efficient at positioning misaligned teeth, it had relatively poor control of the root position. The edgewise was created to overcome the deficiencies of the ribbon arch.

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