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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 717435, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/717435
Case Report

Effect of Preorthodontic Trainer in Mixed Dentition

1Department of Pedodontics, Maratha Mandal’s Dental College, Belgaum 590010, Karnataka, India
2Department of Pedodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere 577004, India

Received 7 June 2013; Accepted 6 August 2013

Academic Editors: R. S. Brown and M. W. Roberts

Copyright © 2013 Pallavi Pujar and Suryakanth M. Pai. 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.

Abstract

Background. This paper reports a case with end-on-molar relation with maxillary anterior teeth proclination, lower anterior teeth crowding, and deep bite. The case was successfully treated in a short span. Clinically significant improvement in the dimensions of the maxillary and mandibular dental arch forms and sufficient space for the eruption of permanent teeth was observed. Conclusion. Therefore, it can be concluded that preorthodontic trainer is a valid treatment of choice in mixed dentition where transverse expansion is a part of the treatment plan, as the results obtained are within short period of time and have less chances of relapse, because the correction of a malocclusion is by elimination of soft tissue dysfunction.