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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-28

A Versatile Spring Design for Management of Impacted Teeth in Anterior Arch

Department of Orthodontics, D.Y. Patil University, School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Neil David Andrade
Department of Orthodontics, Dr. D.Y. Patil University, School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2393-8692.158906

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A new orthodontic spring design that can be employed in the narrow labial vestibule to provide traction force for movement of impacted teeth in the anterior arch is described. The spring is fabricated at chairside in TMA wire of 0.016 × 0.022″ or 0.017 × 0.025″ size. The method for deployment of this spring design is illustrated with a case report of management of horizontally impacted maxillary central incisor in an 18-year-old patient. The spring design was able to deliver variable force vectors that are customarily required to move impacted teeth from a horizontal to vertical orientation.

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