Chulalongkorn University Dental Journal

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Air-rotor stripping was first introduced as an alternative to extraction or expansion therapy in orthodontic treatment in 1985. Since then, the technique has been variously modified for the improvement of its efficiency and the ease of use. Air-rotor stripping has been claimed to be advantageous for the relief of mild to moderate crowding without sacrificing premolars or violating the original arch dimension. However, the opinions on the drawback of the procedure, such as demineralization of the stripped enamel, periodontal complication, and so on, have been varied. It is suggested that clinicians should take precautions whenever the technique is clinically applied.



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