In my first blog post in 2016, I will be presenting a brief case report demonstrating the effectiveness of the proper use of a passive self-ligating system (Damon Q) in camouflage treatment of an adult with a malocclusion of considerable skeletal discrepancy, namely; Class III malocclusion in this particular case.
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“In the fields of observation, Chance only favors the prepared mind.” ~ Louis Pasteur
Continuing on the themes of simplicity and efficiency, I would like to talk a little bit today about Orthodontic Self-Ligation, and more specifically about Passive Self-Ligation (PSL). The claimed advantages of much-reduced or “zero” friction and the resulting light forces that can lead to more efficient tooth movement are currently being regularly researched and investigated, and although many of the the proposed effects are not being entirely and consistently corroborated by clear scientific evidence to date, this treatment modality is certainly a very tempting proposition to any orthodontist.
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