Stage III archwires

CHAPTER 15 Stage III archwires

At the setting up visit for Stage III, the patient may be only halfway through treatment, in terms of time taken. The orthodontist will be thinking up to 9 months ahead, since he will effectively be programming the final result. Care and attention at this point will be amply rewarded; once correctly set up, the third stage will progress and self-limit automatically, with a minimum of supervision and adjustment.

The various steps will be described in turn as a clinical sequence. In this and the following chapter, we begin with tailoring the archwires to shape and size, subsequently adjusting the passive torque setting to which the brackets will be conformed. There is, incidentally, no difference between Rx-1 and Plus in respect of the main archwires. The preparation is exactly the same for both.

Dec 31, 2014 | Posted by in Orthodontics | Comments Off on Stage III archwires
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