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Editor's Comment and Q&A Effects of lingual arch used as space maintainer on mandibular arch dimension: A systematic review.
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PMID:  20889030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the effects of a lingual arch on mandibular arch dimensions when it is used as a space maintainer. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Lilacs, Cochrane Central, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were surveyed for articles published between January 1980 and January 2009. Inclusion criteria were human subjects, prospective or retrospective method, effect of the lingual arch used as space maintainer in the mandibular arch, and publication in English. RESULTS: Of the 262 studies identified in the search, only 2 met the final inclusion criteria. CONCLUSIONS: The results showed that the lingual arch is effective for controlling mesial movement of molars and lingual tipping of incisors.
Azzurra Viglianisi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  138     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-3     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2010 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Catania, Italy.
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