Iranian Journal of Orthodontics

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Is Early Treatment With Functional Appliances Worth the Effort? A Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Early Interceptive Treatment

Ib Leth Nielsen 1 , *
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1 Department of Orthodontics, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Orthodontics: March 2017, 12 (1); e6410
  • Published Online: July 4, 2016
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: April 16, 2016
  • Accepted: May 6, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/ijo-6410

To Cite: Nielsen I L. Is Early Treatment With Functional Appliances Worth the Effort? A Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Early Interceptive Treatment, Iran J Ortho. 2017 ;12(1):e6410. doi: 10.17795/ijo-6410.

Abstract
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1. Context
2. Some Thoughts on Choice Treatment Mechanics
3. How do Functional Appliances Work?
4. Setting Up the Occlusion
5. Choosing the Right Appliance
6. Treatment With the Teuscher Appliance
7. Retention
8. Conclusion
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