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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2017 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Comparison of Complications in Removable Mandibular Acrylic Splint and Cantilever Herbst for Management of Class II Malocclusion: A Retrospective Study

RK Kanuru, Vinny Bhasin, KK Dodda, Era Singh, Shekhar Grover

Citation Information : Kanuru R, Bhasin V, Dodda K, Singh E, Grover S. Comparison of Complications in Removable Mandibular Acrylic Splint and Cantilever Herbst for Management of Class II Malocclusion: A Retrospective Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (5):363-365.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2047

Published Online: 01-05-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Numerous appliances are present for the management of class II malocclusion. We have conducted a study to compare the clinical complications during treatment with either a removable mandibular acrylic splint (RMS) or with a cantilever Herbst (HC) appliance for the management of class II malocclusion.

Materials and methods

This study consisted of records of 114 patients (61 males, 53 females), who were divided into two groups. Group I received RMS and group II received HC for the treatment of class II, Division 1 malocclusion. They were further subdivided according to the telescopic system used [Dentaurum type I or propulsor mandibular abzil (PMA)] and fixation mode (splint with crowns or GripTite bands). Patients’ clinical records were assessed to identify clinical complications.

Results

The results of the study showed that the incidence of complications during treatment in both groups was statistically nonsignificant. The complications with either crown or band were also statistically nonsignificant. The Dentaurum group showed more susceptibility to complications than the PMA group.

Conclusion

The PMA telescopic system is more efficient as compared with Dentaurum. Complication resulting from Herbst appliance is independent type of appliance used and mode of fixation.

Clinical significance

Herbst appliance is the treatment of choice for class II malocclusion.

How to cite this article

Kanuru RK, Bhasin V, Khatri A, Dodda KK, Singh E, Grover S. Comparison of Complications in Removable Mandibular Acrylic Splint and Cantilever Herbst for Management of Class II Malocclusion: A Retrospective Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(5):363-365.


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