Distalization of Mandibular Molar Using Modified Mandibular Molar Distalizer Appliance
Shubhangi A. Mani, Amit Mani, Nilesh Mote, Kunal D. Pawar
Intraoral molar distalization appliances that require little or no patient compliance as an alternative to extraoral appliances. This article presents a simple, effective, alternative method for distalization of mandibular molar that allows correction of malocclusion. Patient was selected with mesially tipped mandibular molar with the age of 12 years. Modified mandibular molar distalizer made up of acrylic button incorporating wire components and open coil NiTi spring. Modified mandibular molar distalizer appliance contributes in correction of mesially tipped mandibular first molar by uprighting and distal movement of molar without proclination of lower anteriors. Modified mandibular molar distalizer applianceâ€™s versatility, effectiveness, ease of fabrication with minimum cost and compliance free. Three dimensional molar controls achieved throughout distalization therapy and maximum anchorage preservation throughout treatment. Appliance was effective in producing distalization of mandibular first molar with bodily movement increasing arch length and stabilized ditsalized molar with minimum patient co operation.
Distalization, Modified Mandibular Molar, Distalizer Appliance