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Bondable transpalatal arch for custom fit

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Clinical Dental Updates and Research

Source : Journal of Clinical Dental Updates and Research , Volume 4, Issue 1, p.11-13 (2014)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Dentistry

Department : Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Year : 2014

Abstract : Anchorage is very critical in orthodontic therapy, especially in Group A anchorage where the extraction spaces are required for alignment and retraction of the anterior dentition. Headgears, soldered Trans Palatal Arch (TPA) and implants are usually used to reinforce anchorage. In patients were oral prophylaxis is difficult and periodontal disease is present its best to avoid banding of molars. In these patients bonded molar tubes are usually used. But soldered TPA cannot be used in such patients therefore compromising anchorage. Here we describe the construction of a custom made bondable TPA which can be used along with bondable tubes. Advantages are that anchorage can be maintained and temporary anchorage devices (TAD) which are costly can be avoided in fairly simple cases.

Cite this Research Publication : V. V. Ajith and Dr. Nihal Jayaprakasan, “Bondable transpalatal arch for custom fit”, Journal of Clinical Dental Updates and Research , vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 11-13, 2014.

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