Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : September | Volume : 10 | Issue : 9 | Page : ZH01 - ZH02

Modified Occlusal Settling Appliance in Twin Block Therapy ZH01-ZH02

Harpreet Singh, Rajkumar Maurya, Pranav Kapoor, Poonam Sharma

Dr. Raj Kumar Maurya,
P8 Khulna Marg, Corps Dental Unit, S I Lines Military Station, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Early treatment with the Twin-block appliance is effective in reducing overjet and severity of malocclusion in Class II division 1 malocclusions with functional mandibular retrusion. Appearance of bilateral severe posterior open bite in some cases subsequent to completion of active phase of Twin block therapy poses a challenge to an orthodontist. Closure of posterior open bites of large magnitude is difficult to achieve with conventional upper anterior inclined plane used during support phase of Twin-block therapy. A simple yet effective modification of upper anterior inclined plane is proposed, which is an effective and invaluable adjunctive aid in correction of posterior open bite.