Abstract

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MANAGEMENT OF MANDIBULAR ANTERIOR CROWDING IN MIXED DENTITION

Author(s): J. Jasmin Winnier1 , Rupesh S2 , Ullal Anand Nayak3

An abundance of published reports deal with incisor crowding and post orthodontic relapse. While the causes of incisor crowding seem multifactorial, one viewpoint of reducing post incisor relapse involves early intervention. Fixed orthodontic treatment begun with well- aligned incisors can yield more stable results than cases beginning with crowded or rotated teeth, The assessment of mandibular crowding following the eruption of lateral incisors is an important time in the early mixed dentition. It is the time when space- crowding for the entire dentition is predicted. It is also a time when some lower incisors can be guided into more favorable positions. Since pediatric dentists see most children in the 6 to 8 year age group, by giving thoughtful attention to the early mixed dentition stage, it is possible to improve dental health and assist good orthodontic outcomes for many children. This paper provides a brief review of treatment options for management of mandibular anterior crowding in mixed dentition

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