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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : ZD03 - ZD04

Fixed Appliance with Expansion Screw for the Treatment of Primary Anterior Crossbite ZD03-ZD04

Sanchit Paul, Ashwin Rao, Paul Chalakkal, Saranya Mony

Correspondence
Dr. Paul Chalakkal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College & Hospital, Goa 403202, India.
E-mail : atomheartpaul@yahoo.com

Anterior crossbite occurring during the primary dentition stage needs immediate correction so that functional, aesthetic and skeletal complications may be avoided in the future. This article describes a fixed appliance with an expansion screw that was successfully used for the treatment of primary anterior crossbite. Crossbite correction was achieved in about six weeks. A detailed description with regard to fabrication of the appliance has also been discussed.