Straight-wire appliances: standard versus individual prescription.

Giampietro Farronato, Giulia Periti, Lucia Giannini, Davide Farronato, Cinzia Maspero

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In this article the individual patient (IP) appliance is described. It consists of 250 options of bracket and band variations as the straight wire appliances. Increasing the bracket capabilities means using an increasing number of brackets, each with a specific design created for a treatment situation. The objective of IP appliance is to eliminate wire bending from orthodontic treatment and improve the treatment results. To manage this technique, a computer software is needed. Internet offers significant possibilities in managing each patient by patient basis. The clinician is required to make the diagnosis and treatment plan before ordering the appliance. Two clinical cases are described with the aim to present the advantages of this technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-71
Number of pages14
JournalProgress in Orthodontics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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