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

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

Sanchit Paul, Ashwin Rao, Paul Chalakkal, Saranya Mony

1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, I.T.S. Dental College and Hospital, Greater Noida, India. 2. Associate Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive, Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, India. 3. Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College & Hospital, Goa, India. 4. Consultant, Chandra’s Little Smiles, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dento-alveolar cross bite, Early correction, Fixed orthodontic treatment, Jack screw, Mandibular prognathism

How to cite this article :

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
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2016&month=May&volume=10&issue=5&page=ZD03-ZD04&id=7752

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/17986.7752


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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