Indication and Technical Application of Stripping

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A.A. Georgiadis1 / P. Darmanin1 / 2 / I. Ioannidou-Marathiotou2

1Student, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Dentistry
2Department of Orthodontic, Thessaloniki, Greece


Interproximal enamel reduction is a technique used for creating space in cases of mild or moderate crowding. There are several indications and contraindications determined by the tooth shape and the percentage of the caries index. The instruments used for the technique are diamond-coated metal strips, diamond discsand burs, each with advantages and disadvantages. Another way of interdental enamel reduction is using chemical products such as orthophosphoric acid. There are opposite impacts on the enamel surface and the periodontal tissues, based on the literature review.

Keywords: stripping; indications; methods


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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 3–7, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI:, July 2015