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Pendulum Therapy of Molar Distalization in Mixed Dentition

Raju U Patil, Amit Prakash, Anshu Agarwal

Keywords : Class II malocclusion, Distalization, Mixed dentition, Pendulum, Space regainer

Citation Information : Patil RU, Prakash A, Agarwal A. Pendulum Therapy of Molar Distalization in Mixed Dentition. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016; 9 (1):67-73.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1336

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Early and timely pedo-orthodontic treatment is aimed at eliminating the disturbances of skeletal or dentoalveolar development, to harmonize the stomatognathic system before the full eruption of all permanent teeth. The advantages of pendulum appliance are its minimal dependence on patient's compliance (child cooperation), ease of fabrication, onetime activation and adjustment of the springs if necessary to correct minor transverse and vertical molar positions. This article reports a successful treatment method of class II malocclusion with pendulum appliance in mixed dentition phase. Distalization of maxillary molar was done, followed by guidance of canine impaction orthodontically and other dental correction using 0.022 MBT appliances. Posttreatment results were stable and remarkable. How to cite this article: Patil RU, Prakash A, Agarwal A. Pendulum Therapy of Molar Distalization in Mixed Dentition. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(1):67-73.

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