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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Composite buttons for relapsed spaces, single-tooth crossbite, and midline diastema


Department of Orthodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Padmashanthi Sitsabesan
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DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_25_18

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Maintaining the achieved occlusion following the orthodontic treatment is the most difficult task of the entire treatment process. Relapses are common in noncompliant patients and in some cases despite the patient following the protocol. There are various factors for the relapse after the orthodontic treatment. The relapsed malocclusions can be corrected by simple procedures such as composite buttons. They are economical and esthetic considering the relapsed space. A 27-year-old female patient presented to our orthodontic department with the chief complaint of mild anterior spacing with midline diastema and anterior crossbite in relation to 21, after treatment with fixed appliance therapy. The patient was treated with composite buttons, and satisfactory results were obtained. Composite buttons are an alternate treatment line for mild relapsed cases in patients who are not willing to undergo the fixed appliance therapy again.


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