Anterior crossbite is relatively a common presentation in the mixed dentition stage. If left untreated, it can lead to a host of problems and may complicate future orthodontic treatment.
One of the major difficulties in performing anterior crossbite correction in young children is treatment compliance. In most cases, poor compliance is due to the unacceptability of the removable appliance used.
This article describes three cases of successful correction of anterior crossbite of patients in mixed dentition using short-span wire-fixed orthodontic appliances.
This sectional appliance provides an alternative method of correcting anterior crossbite of dental origin and offers many advantages compared to the use of removable appliances.
Introduction : Anterior crossbite is defined as an abnormal reversed relationship of a tooth or teeth to the opposing teeth in the buccolingual or labiolingual direction, and it is also known as reverse articulation.
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The prevalence of anterior crossbite ranges from 4.5% to 9.5% based on the respective studied populations [2–5]. In children with malocclusion, it is reported to be around 27%.
Many factors may contribute toward the development of anterior crossbite, and the contributory factors can be categorised based on the nature of the crossbite into skeletal, dental, and functional entities.
S. Nagarajan M. P. Sockalingam, Khairil Aznan Mohamed Khan, and Elavarasi Kuppusamy, “Interceptive Correction of Anterior Crossbite Using Short-Span Wire-Fixed Orthodontic Appliance: A Report of Three Cases,” Case Reports in Dentistry, vol. 2018, Article ID 4323945, 5 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4323945.