Effect of Lingual Arch Space Maintainer on the Position of Mandibular Molars and Incisors in the Vertical Direction during the Resolution of Mandibular Incisors Crowding: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials in Humans
Fixed lingual arch, Passive lingual arch, Space maintainer
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Shrivastav S. Effect of Lingual Arch Space Maintainer on the Position of Mandibular Molars and Incisors in the Vertical Direction during the Resolution of Mandibular Incisors Crowding: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials in Humans. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (S1):S76-S81.
Introduction: This systematic review was designed to define and measure the changes in the position of mandibular molars and incisors in the vertical direction while using a lingual arch appliance as a space maintainer.
Materials and methods: The source of data collection used was PubMed, Medline, Cochrane Central, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for articles published until March 2021.
Inclusion criteria: Studies on human subjects in the English language using either prospective or retrospective methods considering the effect of the lingual arch used as a space maintainer in the mandibular arch.
Results: Four out of 465 studies acknowledged in the literature search met the final inclusion criteria.
Conclusion: A lingual arch is an effective appliance for controlling the position of mandibular molars and incisors in the vertical direction.
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