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Technological Advancement in Space Management—Prefabricated Space Maintainers: A Case Series

Mridula Goswami, Smriti Johar, Anusha Khokhar, Neha Chauhan, Ravita Bidhan, Vashi Narula

Keywords : Band and loop, Case report, Prefabricated band and loop, Space maintainers

Citation Information : Goswami M, Johar S, Khokhar A, Chauhan N, Bidhan R, Narula V. Technological Advancement in Space Management—Prefabricated Space Maintainers: A Case Series. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (2):191-197.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2762

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Premature loss of primary teeth in children may lead to space loss in the arch, which leads to the collapse of vertical and horizontal occlusal relationships in primary and permanent dentitions. The ideal method to preserve the space in the arch in such a scenario is to use a space maintainer appliance. Conventionally, band and loop space maintainers are the most commonly used space maintainers. However, these are associated with certain drawbacks, such as multiple appointments and extended time for fabrication. A novel invention in the form of prefabricated bands and loops has been made to offset these disadvantages. Placement of prefabricated bands and loops decreases the chairside time and omits multiple visits, hence aiding in better behavior management for the child. The present case series discusses five cases of prefabricated band and loop placement in pediatric patients.

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