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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Banded Helical Space Regainer—an Innovative Approach for Management of Space Loss: A Case Report

Neeti Tatiya, Rituraj Kesri, Kirti Pattanshetti, Shreya Sankalecha

Keywords : Case report, Interceptive orthodontics, Premature loss, Space management, Space maintainer, Space regainer

Citation Information : Tatiya N, Kesri R, Pattanshetti K, Sankalecha S. Banded Helical Space Regainer—an Innovative Approach for Management of Space Loss: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2023; 16 (6):868-870.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2714

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Abstract

The transitory phase of the mixed dentition to a permanent one is seldom accurate, the hurdles being space loss, tooth size arch length discrepancy, early exfoliation of primary teeth, or premature eruption of permanent teeth. Space regainers are appliances used to regain and maintain space, so as to guide the unerupted tooth into the proper position in the arch. It not only maintains function and preserves arch length, but also maintains esthetics, prevents the development of deleterious oral habits, and eliminates any potential psychological damage a child could face. This case report aims to describe an effective, easy-to-fabricated, and innovatively designed space regainer that showed excellent patient compliance and was superior to the present space regainer designs/appliances.


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