Palatal bar and friction?

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Edition V14N05 | Year 2015 | Editorial Article | Pages 24 to 28

Renato Parsekian Martins

With the growing popularity of molar tube, there has been a decrease in the use of palatal bar by orthodontists performing corrective treatment. However, this fact has also occurred because the best evidence available has pointed out to the lack of efficacy of the device in maintaining anteroposterior anchorage unchanged during symmetrical space closure and vertical control of maxillary teeth. Nowadays, evidence seem to highlight that skeletal anchorage devices perform a better job.

Martins RP. Barra palatina e atrito? Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2015 out-nov;14(5):24-8.

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