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Non-Extraction Treatment Modality

Traditionally Begg practitioners were branded as extractionists.  Advances in mechanotherapy, and changes in treatment concepts have changed this opinion about the Begg technique and curtailed the need for extraction in contemporary treatment.

 

    •   The prevalence of indiscriminate extractions in earlier decades can partly be blamed on over use of  certain cephalometric norms routinely followed.
    •   Secondly, Camouflaged treatment plan for the underlying jaw discrepancies, with little emphasis on growth modulation and still little on orthognathic surgery.

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