Orthodontic miniscrew supported correction of partially impacted mandibular 2nd molar- A case report

Authors : Sushmita Batni Rao, Vikram Shetty, Taher Manasawala, Devashree Mujumdar

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2022.047

Volume : 8

Issue : 4

Year : 2022

Page No : 271-275

A wide range of clinical procedures have been introduced and practiced to correct mesially inclined mandibular molars which is a common situation among young adults, occurring usually due to inadequate space in the arch for its eruption. There are two major treatment options available for the correction of impacted / partially impacted molars and this depends on several factors. The objective was to treat a 15-year-old male patient having a lower right partially impacted 2nd molar using skeletal anchorage system. The lower right 3 molar was surgically excised, and the partially impacted 2 molar was uprighted using an orthodontic miniscrew which was placed between lower right 1 and 2 premolars on the mesial side. The use of skeletal anchorage system has an excellent advantage over conventional methods since there is prevention of unwanted movement of anchor teeth leading to successful correction without any delay in the treatment duration.

Keywords: Partially impacted second molar, Skeletal anchorage system, Molar uprighting, Orthodontic miniscrew

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