Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 00:19:42 -0600
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 27 Feb 2007 to 1 Mar 2007 (#2007-25)
To: ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU

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Topics of the day:
1. light contacts

 

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 05:49:52 -0500
From: "charles ruff" <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: light contacts


were the molars banded or bonded at the end of tx?
if banded, try removing the 6's (and 5s if for some reason the 5s are banded) at the visit before the last visit and chaining 7-7. use very light forces and see them after 2-3 weeks to deband
if bonded, I think the circumferential Hawley is your best best.  I hardly ever band adults molars anymore so I rarely see this problem nowadays.  Indirect bonding really helps in this area.
If you use a Hawley, use it only until the spaces are closed and then switch to an essix both for the adults sake and yours.
best
charlie ruff