Three-Dimensional Control on Lingually Rolled in Molars using a 3D Lingual Arch ZR01-ZR03
Dr. Denny Joseph,
Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Annoor Dental College and Hospital,
Muvattupuzha-686673, Kerala, India.
The fixed lingual arches that are used for mandibular molar uprighting works in two dimensions, whereas the 3D lingual arch works in all the three dimensions. The 3D lingual arch was fabricated from a 0.028 “round S.S wire with parts consisting of an adaptor, activator, friction lock and extender. The friction lock was inserted into the vertical stubs welded on the molar bands of the lingually tipped molar. They provided greater stability and anchorage to the molars.
Up righting of the lingually tipped mandibular molars was attained within one month after insertion of the Wilson’s 3D lingual arch. Correction was attained in all three dimensions with a buccal crown torque and lingual root torque. Levelling and alignment of the anterior segment was also attained by this multipurpose modular appliance. The 3D lingual arch enabled the clinician to set up a more positive anchorage for a greater variety of treatment applications than earlier lingual arches. Quality treatment results were attained with less span of time and were cost effective.