volume 16, issue 2, P65-74 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s2176-94512011000200009
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Abstract: Introduction:The mandibular arch form is considered one of the main references among the diagnostic tools because the maintenance of this arch form and dimension is an important factor for stability of orthodontic treatment. Objectives: to evaluate the changes in mandibular intercanine and intermolar widths during orthodontic treatment and 3 years of post treatment, in which the WALA ridge was used for individualization of the mandibular arch form. Methods: The sample comprised 20 patients (12 women and 8 men…

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