| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2012 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 161-165
New design space regainers: 'Lingual arch crossbow' and 'Double banded space regainer'
P Chalakka1, AM Thomas1, F Akkara2, R Pavaskar3
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
This article highlights the use of two new design space regainers - the "lingual arch crossbow" and the "double-banded space regainer." The former may be used for distalizing a mesially migrated mandibular first premolar, if it erupts prior to the canine. The latter may be used in conventional cases of interdental space loss. They both contain assemblies that function through the action of NiTi open coil springs.
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa 403202
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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