UNILATERAL NI-TI ARCH WIRE SPACE REGAINER: A CASE REPORT
*Nilabja Roy, Debasis Jana and Sritama Ganguly
Early orthodontic therapies are frequently used to induce beneficial developmental changes in the developing dentition. Interceptive orthodontics has the potential to remove or lessen the severity of a developing malocclusion, the complexity of orthodontic therapy, overall treatment time, and cost. The loss of a deciduous tooth or teeth too soon can often compromise the integrity of proper occlusion. There are several space-recovery and space-maintenance devices mentioned in the literature. In this post, I will demonstrate a simple space recovery approach using a piece of nickel titanium (NiTi) wire attached between the teeth in active loop form, and the unique shape memory characteristic of NiTi wire will upright or move the teeth, allowing the lost space to be readily reclaimed.
Keywords: Light cure composite, NiTi wire, space-regainer.
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