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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 690280, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/690280
Clinical Study

Clinical Efficiency of Two Sequences of Orthodontic Wires to Correct Crowding of the Lower Anterior Teeth

1Ceuma University, Rua Josué Montello No. 1, Renascença II, 65075-120 São Luís, MA, Brazil
2FACIT Dental School, Rua D 25, Qd 11, Lt 10, Avenida José de Brito George Yunes, 77818-650 Araguaína, TO, Brazil

Received 31 March 2015; Revised 7 May 2015; Accepted 11 May 2015

Academic Editor: Grant McIntyre

Copyright © 2015 Cláudia Maria de Castro Serafim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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