Correction of palatally displaced maxillary lateral incisors without brackets

Kyung Hee Choi, Yoonjung Lee, Minji Kim, Youn Sic Chun

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This article describes the orthodontic treatment of a 25-year-old Korean female patient with anterior crowding, including palatally displaced lateral incisors. Her facial profile was satisfactory, but 3.5 mm of maxillary anterior crowding was observed. To correct this crowding, we decided to minimize the use of the conventional fixed orthodontic appliances and employed a less bulky and more aesthetic appliance for applying light continuous force. We determined the final positions of the maxillary teeth via a working model for diagnostic set up and achieved space gaining and alignment with simple Ni-Ti spring and stainless steel round tubes. Tooth alignment was achieved efficiently and aesthetically without the conventional brackets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Orthodontics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


  • Appliance
  • Bracket
  • Esthetics
  • Tooth movement


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