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Interproximal reduction (IPR), also called stripping, refers to ...
the removal of enamel between the teeth in order to reduce the mesial-distal size of the teeth.1
“Orthodontic treatments frequently involve gaining intra-arch space. Interproximal reduction (stripping) has proven its worth as a viable alternative to extraction therapy.“2
1 From: Janice Goodman, DDS (2011): Interproximal Reduction (IPR)for Dummies; URL: http://www.oralhealthgroup.com/news/interproximal-reduction-ipr-for-dummies/1000406156/?&er=NA, Stand: 16.10.2015
2 Ludwig, Björn et al. (2009): Approximale Schmelzreduktion in ZMK Praxis: Selbstligierende Brackets, S. 195; URL: https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ebooks/pdf/10.1055/b-0034-44498.pdf, Stand: 16.10.2015