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Article: Volume 12 Number 3 Page 117 - July 2019

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  Orth Update 2019; 12: 117-117

Tricks of the Trade:  Tricks of the Trade: Compressed Coil Spring – a Useful Technique

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Abstract: When a compressed section of open Nickel Titanium push coil has to be placed between two teeth, either to re-open a narrow interdental space or perhaps to distalize posterior teeth, it is sometimes quite tricky to compress the coil at the same time as seating the archwire.

Author notes: Cara Sandler, DCT1, Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.