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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 846319, 4 pages
Case Report

Unilateral Molar Distalization: A Nonextraction Therapy

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dr. Sudha and Nageswararao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinoutuplli, Gannavaram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh 521 286, India

Received 15 October 2012; Accepted 7 December 2012

Academic Editors: A. C. B. Delbem and A. Markopoulos

Copyright © 2012 M. Bhanu Prasad and S. Sreevalli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the recent years, nonextraction treatment approaches and noncompliance therapies have become more popular in the correction of space discrepancies. One of the conventional approaches for space gaining in the arches without patient compliance is done by using certain extra oral appliances or intraoral appliance. The greatest advantage of certain appliances like fixed functional and molar distalization appliances is that they minimize the dependence on patient cooperation. Molar distalization appliances like pendulum appliance which distalizes the molar rapidly without the need of head gear can be used in patients as a unilateral space gaining procedure due to buccal segment crowding.