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IPR stands for interproximal reduction. Interproximal reduction is a technique that has been used for decades in dentistry, most commonly in orthodontics, to create more space for tooth movement and help teeth fit together more appropriately for a beautiful smile [1].

During an interproximal reduction procedure, your oral healthcare professional will remove a small amount of tooth enamel on the sides of your teeth to help reshape them.

Interproximal reduction can be used for both braces and clear aligners, and even in cosmetic dentistry. So when exactly is IPR used, and why is it necessary? Learn more about the methodology behind IPR and its applications below.

An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: What Is IPR?

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