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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research


Interceptive orthodontics: a headway towards normal occlusion –report of two cases


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Author Details: Ravinder Kaur Gulati, Parul Bhatnagar, Pranav Gupta, Kumar Nilotpal

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 126

Article End Page : 130


Abstract

Guidance of eruption and development of the primary, mixed, and permanent dentition is an integral component of comprehensive oral health care for all pediatric dental patients. Such guidance should contribute to the development of a permanent dentition that is in a stable, functional and esthetically acceptable occlusion and normal subsequent dentofacial development. Early diagnosis and successful treatment of developing malocclusions can have both short-term and long-term benefits while achieving the goals of occlusal harmony and function and dentofacial esthetics. Anterior crossbite, midline closure, single tooth malocclusion, increased overbite, increased overjet, palatally or labially placed tooth, single tooth rotation are one such malocclusions that involves the use of minor orthodontic correction. Treating these cases in the late mixed dentition period provides improvement in esthetic as well as causes well alignment of the teeth. So, the purpose of this article is to present case reports of patients with different forms of malocclusion treated with simple interceptive fixed orthodontic treatment achieving satisfactory results.

Keywords:
Interceptive orthodontics, Malocclusion, Crossbite, Midline diastema, Tooth rotation