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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE S1 ( Special Issue (Pediatr Orthodont), 2021 ) > List of Articles


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

Vipin R Ahuja, Nilima R Thosar, Sunita Shrivastav, Annapurna Ahuja

Keywords : Fixed lingual arch, Passive lingual arch, Space maintainer

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2039

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


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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