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A Modified Transpalatal Arch for Correction of Scissor Bite

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 05 : PAGES (308-309) 2012

VIJAY REDDY, BDS, MDS

RAJESH REDDY, BDS, MDS, MOrth

RENU PARMAR, BDS, MDS

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Intermaxillary cross-elastics are traditionally used to treat maxillary second molars that erupt in a scissor bite. Such elastics can generate extrusive forces on both upper and lower molars, however, potentially opening the bite and causing premature posterior contacts, with consequent clockwise rotation of the mandible. In addition, treatment results depend largely on patient cooperation.

A simple and efficient alternative using a transpalatal arch (TPA...

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