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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 298931, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/298931
Case Report

Anterior Crossbite Correction in Early Mixed Dentition Period Using Catlan's Appliance: A Case Report

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Manubhai Patel Dental College and Charitable Hospital, Vishwajyoti Ashram, Munjmahuda, Vadodara - 390011, Gujarat, India
2Department of Orthodontics, Mauras College of Dentistry and Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Arsenal, Mauritius

Received 9 September 2010; Accepted 1 November 2010

Academic Editors: E. T. Giampaolo and A. Gustafsson

Copyright © 2011 Prashanth Prakash and B. H. Durgesh. 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

Single tooth anterior dental crossbite is the commonly encountered malocclusion during the development of occlusion in children. Various treatment options such as removable and fixed appliances have been suggested by different authors in the past literature. This paper presents two cases of anterior crossbite corrected using the standard Catlan's appliance (Lower Inclined Bite Plane) in a short period of three weeks without any damage to the tooth or the periodontium. This fixed appliance is a simple and traditional method which does not depend on patient cooperation to reverse the bite.