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Tip-Edge Technique

This is a technique that is based on the Begg-Technique and involves a bracket that, on the one hand, makes it possible to achieve tilting movements of the teeth like with the classical Begg-Technique and, on the other hand, it can also be used like a modern, fully-programmable bracket. The Tip-Edge Bracket has a small, loyal following who love this particular technique. There is no doubt that we can work with this bracket but the tilting and righting mechanism seems rather adventurous by today’s standards. We can assume that the extensive depth of the root tips will result in root resorption in these cases. Furthermore, the extra benefit that this technique brings seems incomprehensible to people who use the Straight Wire Technique. However, if an orthodontist wants to use this technique and he can achieve good results with it, there is no significant objection against using the Tip-Edge Technique.