Vol. 14 No. 1 (2022): Archives of Public Health
Case Report

Straight wire and segmented technique in canine retraction-case reports

Vesna Trpevska
PHO University Dental Clinic “St. Pantelejmon “
Ivan Tanatarec
PHO „DR. TANATAREC“, Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
Daniela Srbinoska
PHO University Dental Clinical Center „St. Panteleјmon“, Department of Orthodontics, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Aneta Mijoska
Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Published 2022-06-23


  • Canine retraction,
  • Segmented technique,
  • T-Loop,
  • Straight wire technique

How to Cite

Trpevska V, Tanatarec I, Srbinoska D, Mijoska A. Straight wire and segmented technique in canine retraction-case reports. Arch Pub Health [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];14(1). Available from: https://id-press.eu/aph/article/view/6024


Correct positioning of the canines after their retraction is of great importance for the function, stability and esthetics. Aim: Two case reports were presented to compare the efficiency of two techniques for canine retraction, segmented mechanics using 0.017 x 0.025 TMA T-loop vs sliding straight-wire mechanics usingelastomeric chains. Material and methods: The first case describes orthodontic treatment with 0.017 x 0.025 TMA T-loop whereas the second case describes a 9 mm canine retraction using elastomeric chains. Results: Depending on the type of malocclusion both techniques for canine retraction can be used. Post treatment results showed canine retraction with good anchorage control and no mesial movement of the molars.Conclusion: Both techniques provide an optimum rate of tooth movement and none of the methods can be considered superior in terms of tooth movement or side effects, including rotation, tipping, root resorption, anchorage loss, as well as associated pain.


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