Preparation and evaluation of orthodontic setup

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Edition V17N03 | Year 2012 | Editorial Special Article | Pages 146 to 165

Telma Martins De Araújo , Lílian Martins Fonseca , Luciana Duarte Caldas , Roberto Amarante Costa-pinto

Introduction: An orthodontic or diagnostic setup consists in cutting and realigning the teeth in plaster models, making it an important resource in orthodontic treatment planning. Objective: The aim of this article is to provide a detailed description of a technique to build an orthodontic setup model and a method to evaluate it. Conclusions: Although laborious, orthodontic setup procedure and analysis can provide important information such as the need for dental extractions, interproximal stripping, anchorage system, among others.

Orthodontics, Diagnosis and planning, Dental casts

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