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Interproximal reduction (IPR) is a useful way to create space in Orthodontics, but it has to be performed carefully to make sure it looks good and is effective.

If you are new to Orthodontics or have never performed IPR before – this episode is for you.

I am joined by Dr Devaki Patel, specialist Orthodontist, to discuss IPR techniques and the nitty-gritty details and answer the questions you always wanted to ask about IPR…but never did!

GDP Orthodontics has boomed in the last 10 years. More and more of us are treating orthodontic cases and often this may be referred to as Short Term Orthodontics (STO), or Anterior Alignment Orthodontics (AAO).

Protrusive Dental Pearl: If you view a ClinCheck or a similar 3D simulation, make sure that the initial bite/occlusion is set yup correctly. You will be surprised in how many cases this may be wrong and it has not been picked up!

If you are starting out with Ortho cases, IPR may be something that worries you. You may have questions like:

  • Which are the best strips?
  • Are strips better than a bur?
  • How should you hold/orientate your bur?
  • How do you perform IPR when there is crowding?
  • What are the secondary benefits of IPR?
  • Should you place fluoride after, or is that overkill?

If you enjoyed this orthodontic episode, you may also enjoy my episode with Dr Almuzian on whether Class I molars are really that important?

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Jaz Gulati

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