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CLINICAL INNOVATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 199-202

A Novel appliance for the correction of scissor bite


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Tarulatha Revanappa Shyagali
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_30_20

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The transverse discrepancies of the occlusion are the common problems that are encountered in routine orthodontic practice. The most cited dental transverse discrepancies are the crossbite and scissor bite. Scissor bite is one of the toughest malocclusion to correct, and the appliances available for the effective correction are limited. one of the cause for scissor bite can be the expanded maxillary arch. The current manuscript demonstrates the effective correction of the expanded maxillary arch using the new TAS appliance. TAS appliance is an acronym for the authors (T-Tarulatha, A-Akashdeep, and S-Shyagali). The appliance construction is based on the sound biomechanical principles as well. The force was applied from the lingual side, and the applied force was nearer to the center of resistance of all the posterior teeth. Thus, the appliance produced less tipping of the molars. Unlike earlier mechanics used for the correction of scissor bite, the current appliance is not dependent on patient compliance, does not require archwire modification or the invasive procedure such as placement of mini implants or surgical intervention. The novel design of TAS appliance can help the clinician to correct the stubborn transverse discrepancy in an effective manner.


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