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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

A fixed partial appliance approach towards treatment of anterior single tooth crossbite: Report of two cases


Department of Pedodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Patil Disha
Department of Pedodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode - 637 205, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_19_17

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Crossbite can be treated using both removable and fixed appliances. This paper describes the report of two cases by a method of treating anterior single tooth in crossbite which is locked out of arch form with a simple fixed partial appliance. Orthodontic treatment was initiated by creating space for the locked out incisor using open coil spring and further corrected using MBT brackets and nitinol archwire for alignment. Treatment goals were achieved, and esthetics and occlusion were maintained postoperatively. Treatment objectives were obtained within a short duration using this technique, and there was an improvement in patients' smile.


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