Holy Nexus of Variable Wire Cross-section: New Vistas in Begg's Technique

Anil Miglani, Ranjit Kumar Reena, Pawanjit Singh Walia, Varun Grover, Gurkeerat Singh
2011 Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society  
Begg appliance is losing its popularity because of limitations encountered in the system. The biomechanics of the conventional Begg technique has an inherent shortcoming in its ability to achieve true intrusion of the maxillary incisors. Additionally, round-tripping of the maxillary incisors during retraction has proven mechanically and biologically disadvantageous with compromised esthetic outcomes. The clinician is often left wishing for a holy nexus of the wires with variable cross-section
more » ... ble cross-section which would facilitate biomechanics with enhanced treatment results and negligible side effects. With the objective of overcoming these shortcomings, customized hybrid wires were designed and used in varied clinical situations to achieve desired results.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10021-1012 fatcat:xy6rnt34kbaudpuc6j2dq47vxa