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Orthodontics and Alexis Schange in 1841 Volume 88, issue 3, Septembre 2017

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* Auteur pour correspondance : julien.philippe28@wanadoo.fr

Introduction: Alexis Schange was one of the first practitioners able to use accurate casts of the dental arches thanks to the invention of the impression-tray by Delabarre. Consequently, his diagnoses were more precise and his appliances fitted better than those of his predecessors. Materials and Method: The author will first outline the status of Orthodontics prior to Schange and the advent of the first casts, before describing Schange’s contribution to Orthodontics. Discussion: In 1841, Schange published his “Handbook of Dental Uprighting”, a clear and pedagogical work and undoubtedly the best over the many years when Orthodontics was exclusively European.