Fixed Appliance with Expansion Screw for the Treatment of Primary Anterior CrossbiteCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Paul Chalakkal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College & Hospital, Goa – 403202, India.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dento-alveolar cross bite, Early correction, Fixed orthodontic treatment, Jack screw, Mandibular prognathism
Sanchit Paul, Ashwin Rao, Paul Chalakkal, Saranya Mony. FIXED APPLIANCE WITH EXPANSION SCREW FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRIMARY ANTERIOR CROSSBITE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 20 ]; 10:ZD03-ZD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 25, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Jan 29, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Feb 04, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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