The non-invasive improvement of an occlusal cant: Case report

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Edition V19N04 | Year 2020 | Editorial Clinical case | Pages 145 to 152

Ismaeel HANSA, Ahmad ISMAIL, Nikhilesh R. VAID

The Yin-Yang archwire is a non-invasive option for treating patients with occlusal cants. Developed in 2019, it is a continuous archwire that is convention- ally ligated to each bracket. It essentially consists of a curve of Spee on one side of the archwire and reverse curve of Spee on the other. The Yin-Yang archwire uses reciprocal anchorage for cant correction, extruding one side while intruding the other. The following case illustrates the use of the Yin-Yang archwire in the improvement of a canted occlusal plane in a patient who refused surgery or TADs.

Facial asymmetry. Facial muscles. Malocclusion, Angle Class II.

Hansa I, Ismail A, Vaid NR. The non-invasive improvement of an occlusal cant: Case report. Clin Orthod. 2020 Aug-Sept;19(4):145-52.

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