Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 00:24:36 -0600
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 23 Feb 2007 to 27 Feb 2007 (#2007-24)

There are 5 messages totalling 328 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:
1. Re: Closing mechanics
2. Light contacts
3. Dr William Hyman:closing mechanics
4. sliding mechanics
5. closing mechanics


Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:01:50 -0500
From: "Barry Raphael" <drbarry@ALIGNMINE.COM>
Subject: Re: Closing mechanics

Closing loops.   Though I am relatively new to frictionless closing mechanics, I recommend two loops: 1) The OrthoOrganizer's CNA mushroom loop.  It is gentle and effective over a longer range than a mere thin dime.  It is presized, of course.  Ravi Nanda has some useful guidance on its use.

( ),  I know Dr. Nand's email address is in the public domain, so if you're interested:


Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:44:16 -0600
From: "Dr. Tim Dumore" <drtimbo@DRDUMORE.COM>
Subject: Light contacts


I have an adult patient, in retention, who has some light contacts between her upper first and second molars. In the past, I have tried closing such spaces with circumferential retainers; by resetting the teeth on the cast to close the space and then making Essix type retainers; with springs extended to the distal of the 7's; with Essix type retainers and dipling pliers, with expansion screws turned to close the space... All of these work okay, but I was wondering if anyone in the group has a magic bullet that they would like to recommend...

Tim Dumore Winnipeg


Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:27:36 +0000
From: "Nasreddine Tsouria Belaid" <tsouria@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: ESCO Digest - 20 Feb 2007 to 23 Feb 2007: Dr William Hyman:closing mechanics

Dear Dr Hyman,

could you try to use 19x25 stainless steel round edge with using acrylic splint in the opposite dental arch to opening occlusion and making the sliding movement easier. Hope it helpes.

Best regards.

Dr Tsouria-Belaid
Nasreddine Oran,Algeria


Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 01:34:50 -0500
From: "charles ruff" <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: sliding mechanics

do you mean in the lower arch?
charlie ruff

From: William Hyman < babbitecho@EARTHLINK.NET > Date: February 21, 2007 10:20:13 AM EST Subject: closing mechanics

I use sliding mechanics on 19x25 stainless steel to close space. In some patients, especially adult brachycephalic patients, this does not work. What other types of closing mechanics would you try for these types of cases. In the past I used 19x25 heat teated elgiloy with 4 closing loops. This was a technique from the Roth group. But G&H Wire has discontinued that line and I don't fancy bending the wires myself. Thanks for the help. Bill Hyman

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 08:44:09 +1000
From: "Brett Kerr" <brettkerr@IINET.NET.AU>
Subject: Re: closing mechanics

TipEdge :-) Cheers, Brett Kerr, Brisbane, Australia