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Use of Functional Appliances in General Dental Practice

Girish R. Karandikar, Anita G. Karandikar, Madhur Vasudev Navlani

Citation Information : Karandikar GR, Karandikar AG, Navlani MV. Use of Functional Appliances in General Dental Practice. J Contemp Dent 2011; 1 (2):21-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-1-2-21

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Abstract

Although most malocclusions pertaining to irregularities of teeth resolve through moving teeth, occasional malocclusions confront us with a disharmonious inter-jaw-relationship owing to faulty size and/ or faulty anteroposterior location of the jaws or dentoalveolar regions. These malocclusions do not always respond favorably to conventional tooth moving appliances and are ideal candidates for appliances that have the capability of molding bones as well as relocating them. Through this article, the authors outline a way that General Dentists can get enough ‘food for thought’ for treating such cases on their own by using simple removable appliances. Additional reading/training may be needed to get to use the functional appliances with felicity.


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