Distalising maxillary molars – how do you do it?

Mohammed Almuzian, Fahad Alharbi, Grant McIntyre (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Maxillary molar distalization has been used in orthodontics for over 100 years. This technique has been used to gain space in the maxillary arch for relief of crowding, correction of a Class II molar relationship and reduction of an increased overjet. A plethora of appliances have been developed over the years with each having advantages and disadvantages. This article details the indications and contra-indications for maxillary molar distalization and details the various appliances that are available to clinicians, presenting the
available evidence supporting the use of these various appliances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalOrthodontic Update
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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    Almuzian, M., Alharbi, F., & McIntyre, G. (2016). Distalising maxillary molars – how do you do it? Orthodontic Update, 9(2), 42-50.