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Pressure-induced Alopecia from Orthodontic Headgear

Sridhar Premkumar, Kalanjiam Vidya

Citation Information : Premkumar S, Vidya K. Pressure-induced Alopecia from Orthodontic Headgear. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (5):954-956.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1432

Published Online: 01-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Clinical relevance

The use of headgear can lead to the rare complication of alopecia and the clinician should be aware of it.


The reader should understand the psychological implications of alopecia and also to carry out the treatment after assessing the risk/benefit ratio.

How to cite this article

Premkumar S, Vidya K. Pressureinduced Alopecia from Orthodontic Headgear. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(5):954-956.

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