Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 00:11:48 -0500
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 6 Jul 2006 to 1 Aug 2006 (#2006-19)

Topics of the day:
1. sending mail to the list
2. class II correction


Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 18:20:25 +0200
From: "Samer tashman" <tashman@WANADOO.JO>
Subject: sending mail to the list


I am Dr.Samer Tashman from Jordan, and I am happy to join this forum

Hope to hear from you soon.


Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 08:37:27 -0400
From: "Charles Ruff" <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: class II correction

When new ortho grads ask for advice, I always make sure to suggest that they have to contemplate how they plan on dealing with class II problems. To me that is 90% of orthodontics unless you happen to live south of McMurdo Sound where I understand no class II patients dwell. I've done it all: headgear, headgear bite plane, headgear Cetlin plate, Frankel, Bionator, Teuscher, Twin Block, Herbst, Jasper jumper, distal jet, pendulum, upper 7 extractions, etc. I do like distal jets for mild class II problems but I use Tip Edge braces and mechanics for significant Class II problems and it has really simplified things for me. Yes, I do sometimes extract only in the upper arch and according to Jay B that is the "Devil's Choice." Two changes I've made doing to Tip Edge and the reason I'm writing is to ask for comments: 1. I use an 016 niti final underlay wire and it really seems to torque the incisors. I really like it 2 and I routinely don't go much larger than a 21 x 25 TMA as a final main archwire except in deep bites where I need max bite opening. Comments?

charlie ruff