Article: Volume 7 Number 3 Page 94 - July 2014

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  Orth Update 2014; 7: 94-98

Orthodontics:  A Novel Way of Correcting Class II Buccal Segment Occlusions

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Abstract: This paper presents five clinical cases demonstrating the use of the Upper Begg Lower Straight Wire (SWA) technique. It is a method for correcting Class II buccal segments but not involving the classic Begg technique. It frees the occlusion and tips the upper buccal segment teeth distally, and then a Nance button is used for anchorage reinforcement whilst the teeth are uprighted.

Clinical relevance: This article outlines an alternative method for correcting Class II buccal segments without the need for extractions.

Author notes: Rachel Little, BDS, MFDS RCS(Edin), Specialty Registrar in Orthodontics, Birmingham Dental Hospital and Queen’s Hospital, Burton upon Trent and David Spary, BDS, LDS RCS(Eng), FDS RCPS(Glas), DOrth RCS(Eng), FDSOrth, Consultant Orthodontist, Queen’s Hospital, Burton upon Trent, UK.

Objective: To provide an alternative method for correcting Class II buccal segments without the need for extractions.

Kavo Kerr