JOSÉ KLEBER SOARES DE MEIRELES
INTRODUCTION: Bends for orthodontic refinement made in continuous arches can provide excellent clinical solutions to obtain certain individual tooth position corrections. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to detail one of these orthodontic bends, the second order Z-bend, explaining its construction and versatility. For that, three ordinary circumstances in clinical practice will be presented, in which these bends can provide an adequate correction in a short time. CONCLUSION: The knowledge of the indications and the biomechanics of second order Z-bends can be a great differential in our clinical practice, with the achievement of expected results in a short time.
Keywords: Orthodontics. Orthodontic wires. Tooth movement techniques.
How to cite: Meireles JKS. Second order Z bend: Three cases showing simple and effective solutions. Clin Orthod. 2021 Apr-May;20(2):68-83.
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