Use of Cantilever Mechanics for Impacted Teeth: Case Series

Sergio Paduano1, *, Gianrico Spagnuolo2, Gerardo Franzese2, Gioacchino Pellegrino2, Rosa Valletta2, Iacopo Cioffi2
1 Department of Health Sciences - University Magna Graecia Catanzaro, Italy
2 Department of Neuroscience, Section of Orthodontics, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

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This paper describes the orthodontic treatment, and the biomechanics of cantilevers for the impaction of permanent teeth in youngs, adolescents, and adults. In these case series, multibracket straightwire fixed appliances, together with cantilever mechanics, were used to treat the impaired occlusion.

Keywords: : Tooth impaction, cantilever mechanics, orthodontic case series.