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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2019 ) > List of Articles


An Innovative Space Regainer “Banded Helical Retractor” in Space Management: A Case Report

Bobby Wilson, Soumya Joppan, Safeena Puthiyandi, Minu Suresh

Keywords : Banded helical retractor, Premature loss, Space management

Citation Information : Wilson B, Joppan S, Puthiyandi S, Suresh M. An Innovative Space Regainer “Banded Helical Retractor” in Space Management: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (5):467-469.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1677

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: The premature loss of the primary teeth after the eruption of first permanent molar can result in mesial shift of the first permanent molar. In such circumstances, we require space regainer. The “banded helical retractor” was designed to overcome some of the limitations of the conventional removable and fixed regainers. Aim and objectives: This paper presents a case report with premature loss of second deciduous molar after the eruption of first permanent molar, and regaining the space loss by using innovative design “banded helical retractor”. Case description: A 7-year-old patient with loss of space due to early exfoliation of 75 was given an innovative space regainer “banded helical retractor”. Results: After 6-weeks followup, space was regained with uprighting of molars. Conclusion: “Banded helical retractor” as a space regainer was effective in regaining the space in the short duration of time.

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