Efficacy of elastic memory chains versus nickel–titanium coil springs in canine retraction: A two-center split-mouth randomized clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2017
Author(s): Mashallah Khanemasjedi, Mehrnaz Moradinejad, Pedram Javidi, Ozra Niknam, Nima Haghighat Jahromi, Vahid Rakhshan
ObjectiveThe use of newly-introduced elastic memory chains (EMCs) in space closure is increasingly gaining popularity. However, no clinical studies have evaluated their efficacy. Therefore, this study was conducted.MethodsIn this two-center split-mouth single-blind randomized controlled trial, 21 jaws were divided into 42 quadrants. The two treatments [canine retraction using EMCs...