Enamel Reduction Techniques in Orthodontics: A Literature Review
Dr Christos Livas, Dr Albert Cornelis Jongsma , Prof Yijin Ren*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 146
Last Page: 151
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-7-146
Article History:Received Date: 3/6/2013
Revision Received Date: 16/9/2013
Acceptance Date: 17/9/2013
Electronic publication date: 31/10/2013
Collection year: 2013
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Artificial abrasion of interproximal surfaces has been described for almost seventy years as orthodontic intervention for achievement and maintenance of ideal treatment outcome. A variety of terms and approaches have been introduced throughout this period implying a growing clinicians’ interest. Nevertheless, the widespread recognition of enamel stripping technique was initiated by the advent of bonded orthodontic attachments and a 2-article series of Sheridan in the 80’s. Since then, experimental and clinical research has been focused on the investigation of instrumentation efficacy and potential iatrogenic sequelae related to interproximal stripping. This review discusses the evolution, technical aspects and trends of enamel reduction procedures as documented in the literature.