Anterior crossbite correction in primary and mixed dentition with removable inclined plane (Bruckl appliance)

Irena Jirgensone, Andra Liepa, Andris Abeltins

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Abstract

Anterior crossbite correction in early mixed dentition is highly recommended as this kind of malocclusion do not diminish with age. Uncorrected anterior crossbite may lead to abnormal wear of the lower incisors, dental compensation of mandibular incisors leading to thinning of labial alveolar plate and/or gingival recession. There are several methods for solving this problem. In this article we would like to describe removable inclined plane. This is a removable simple functional appliance on the lower arch (jaw), which works as inclined plane. One of the advantage of the Bruckl appliance is that it can also be used as retention appliance after active treatment as well as it is possible to add acrylic teeth if necessary. Therefore it can be used as a removable partial denture in lower jaw in case where there is a premature loss of the primary teeth. The use of this appliance is illustrated with three cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalStomatologija / issued by public institution "Odontologijos studija" ... [et al.]
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords*

  • anterior crossbite
  • early treatment

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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