Voss, Z. Ricardo


The subject of the preventive extraction of third molars, has been under an extensive debate during long time . The articles based on the evidence are many, that aim not to consider this procedure like a justified maneuver, if there is no symptoms that justify it. The results of the investigations conclude specially that there is no evidence that it sustains those third molars is causes of delayed dental crowding. These investigations have not considered nevertheless the investigations of Professor Sadao Sato referred to the concept of posterior discrepancy and third molars, and it roll like etiopatologic factor in the delayed crowding, development of open bite and post orthodontic relapse. In the present article part of the debate is presented and it developed the MEAW philosophy - Multiloop Edgewise Arch Wire- like an effective method of treatment of the sequels of Posterior Discrepancy. ABSTRACT: third molars, posterior discrepancy, Meaw.

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VOSS, Z. R. Why preventive removal of third molars? Int. J. Odontostomat., 2(1):109-118, 2008.