A CLINIC EVALUATION OF SEGMENTED ARCHWIRE TECHNIQUE ON INDIVIDUAL TEETH CROSSBITE OF CHILDREN MIXED DENTIT

Hu Junyi

Childrens Hospital, Chongqing University of Medical Sciences, Chongqing, China

 

Objective: To evaluate on the methods of using segmented archwire technique to treat individual teeth crossbite of children mixed dentition.

Methods: Twelve children (aged 9-10 years, male 4, female 8 ) with permanent incisor teeth crossbite (may be also rotating, tipping, crowding) were included .Edgewise brackets were used bending on the teeth .

Results: All malocclusions got corrected in 6 weeks on average.

Conclusion: Segmented archwire technique can treat individual teeth crossbite of children mixed dentition safely and rapidly, It is a excellent therapy especially for some crossbite teeth with rotating, tipping, slight crowding .It is effective and easy acceptable by children.

 
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