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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZH01 - ZH02

Simple and Efficient Technique for Correction of Unilateral Scissor Bite Using Straight Wire ZH01-ZH02

Sidd hesh Gajanan Dolas, Shrikant Shrinivas Chitko, Veerendra Virupaxappa Kerudi, Harshal Ashok Patil, Prasad Vasudeo Bonde

Dr. Harshal Ashok Patil,
Post Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, Acpm Dental College,
Sakri Road, Dhule-424001, Maharashtra, India.

Unilateral scissor bite is a relatively rare malocclusion. However, its correction is often difficult and a challenge for the clinician. This article presents simple and efficient technique for the correction of severe unilateral scissor bite in a 14 year old boy, using 0.020 S.S. A. J. Wilcock wire (premium plus) out of the spool, with minimal adjustments and placed in mandibular arch. After about six weeks time, good amount of correction was seen in the lower arch and the lower molar had been relieved of scissor bite.