Space Redistribution

  • Padhraig Fleming
  • Jadbinder Seehra
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


Space redistribution is usually undertaken following the initial alignment phase of treatment in the presence of significant crowding and displacements. A dedicated space redistribution or sliding mechanics phase is not usually required in non-extraction cases and is usually reserved for cases with significantly displaced teeth with lack of local, usable space to permit alignment. Teeth are said to require a force, time and space in order to align; lack of usable space may impede tooth movement or lead to inadvertent arch lengthening or loss of arch form during alignment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Padhraig Fleming
    • 1
  • Jadbinder Seehra
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthodontics DepartmentQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of OrthodonticsKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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