Topics of the day:

1. Re: Query (Begg Brackets)
2. Re: Query (Begg Brackets)
3. Re: Become a Patient Yourself
4. Miniplate supported Orthodontic Anchorage
5. Courses for Assistants
6. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:50:25 EST
Subject: Re: Query (Begg Brackets)

The Begg bracket slot has been placed on the gingival because that's the second best place for it to be positioned.  The first best place is in a museum. 
E. Moskowitz


Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:10:00 -0700
From: "Richard Vlock" <>
Subject: Re: Query (Begg Brackets)

In answer to Dr. Rakesh, I believe that it makes no difference whether the slots are gingeval or occlusal. Probably, when Dr. Begg designed the original bracket he was following previous designs in which the mode of attachment was gingeval. He could have designed the brackets the other way but was just following an older tradition. Incidentally, I wonder if anyone today still uses the Begg technique? I used it for perhaps 5 years, but I eventually gave it up in favor of edgewise many years ago.

Richard Vlock


From: "Charles J. Ruff" <>
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Become a Patient Yourself
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 07:32:59 -0500

The other possibility, of course, is that you are also a whimp. Not only do you tx whimps but you've started modeling your behavior after their behavior. :-)

About 15 years an orthodontist published a piece in the JCO about having braces and he said exactly what you are saying. It is no fun and we need to be more sympthatic to our patients.

Charlie Ruff


Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 21:45:59 -0500
From: "Karen Reisner" <>
Subject: Miniplate supported Orthodontic Anchorage
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>

A surgeon colleague just sent me an article that appeared in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2005.

The article is about the use of miniplates to intrude posterior segments in open-bite cases and thus potentially avoiding Orthognathic Surgery.

Some of the results look almost too good to be true.  Has anyone had any experience with this?? Thank You

Karen Reisner
Orthodontist, NYC


Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:50:43 EST
Subject: Courses for Assistants

Anyone know of a course for assistants in model preparation and grinding?   

Alan M. Gibbs, D.D.S.



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