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Glossary

You will find the definitions of keywords used in orthodontics here.

Begg-Technique

The Begg-Technique is a fixed appliance that was first conceived in Australia in 1960 by P.R. Begg. It was popular for a while but has now almost completely disappeared – quite rightly so, one would almost like to say, because this technique involved a lot of extra wire elements and mechanical disadvantages. But the spirit of the Begg-Technique lives on in its successor, the Tip-Edge-Technique which is eking out an existence on the fringes of the orthodontic world. There is no doubt that a skillful therapist can achieve good results with both these techniques – yes, even with the ancient Begg-Technique (stone-age Man’s appliance). There is not much to be gained from either method anyway since there are simpler and more reliable techniques.