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Lateral incisors in cross-bite
For this cross-bite treatment, clear Lucid-Lok® brackets were placed on the patient’s teeth using Six Month Smiles custom bonding trays. Correction of the anterior cross-bite by allowing the Lucid-Lok® archwire to round out both arches in addition to some mild IPR in the maxillary arch as needed to create space for the laterals. An open coil spring was utilized to rotate the canines and centrals away from the space, which simultaneously exaggerated the force applied by the .014 wire to round the arch. An Elastic ligature was used to tie the bracket to the wire to initiate a light buccal movement as that space was created.
Cross-bite treatment time: 6 months