There has been much controversy about the Begg technique since its introduction in this country. This controversy has focused on the biomechanics, specific tissue reactions, the speed, ease, chair time, and patient comfort experienced in its use, and the cephalometric results of treatment. Because of the magnitude of the discrepancies found in the literature, a comprehensive clinical evaluation of the Begg technique was conducted through the termination of Stage II mechanics.
The study indicated that light forces in the range of 2.5 to 3 ounces are adequate for tipping teeth and closing extraction spaces. The effectiveness of the technique in maintaining anchorage is questionable. The cephalometric results were the expected at the end of Stage II. Patients experienced relatively little discomfort, and no root resorption was found. Clinicians participating in the study found the technique easy to work with. The length of treatment time for Stage I and II, and the projection of total treatment time was favorable.
Roland D. Walters
John P. De Vincenzo
Jack L. Tomlinson
Peter C. Kao
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Byrne, William G., "A Clinical Evaluation of Space Closure and Anchorage Loss in Stage I and II Begg Treatment" (1972). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1280.
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