FIXED HEXA-HELIX: AN AMENDED QUAD HELIX FOR A COMPLIANCE DRIVEN PEDIATRIC PATIENT- A INNOVATIVE CASE APPROACHAbstract
Introduction: Early treatment in growing patient is of value as the guidance of occlusion to normalcy can shorten the treatment time in mature patients. The removable appliance is commonly used by pediatric dentist to intercept malocclusion in such patients, but it brings a major drawback with it of being compliance dependent. Fixed appliance therapy is better accepted and has better wear compliance in young patients. One such fixed appliance proven to be successful when given in mixed dentition is a quad helix. Modified quad helix can prove to be a very versatile appliance. This case report discusses the advantage, mode of action and effects obtained by novel modification of quad helix. This appliance was chosen to achieve slow maxillary expansion and also to gain space for labially placed tooth simultaneously. Clinical Significance: Quad helix being a multifaceted appliance, this neoteric appliance design could be of help for pediatric dentists in treating such similar malocclusions.
R. Bhandari *, S. Thakur, P. Singhal, D. Chauhan, C. Jayam and T. Jain
Department of Pedodontics, H.P. Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
05 November, 2017
21 February, 2018
04 March, 2018
01 August, 2018