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Current Issue Volume 30 Issue 02 2021

Effect of Bite Opening on the Correction of Dental Anterior Cross Bite – A Novel Approach

Abul Khair Zalan                                  BDS
Anser Maxood                                       BDS, MSc, FRACDS, FICD, MAAPD
Mohammad Haroon Dalili                    BDS, MSc
Hira Zaman                                            BDS, MDs
Khadeejah Khalil Zubairy                     BDS
Palwasha Babar                                     BDS, MDS
Miraat Anser                                           BDS

OBJECTIVES: To correct dental origin anterior crossbite by placement of Glass Ionomer cement occlusal stops on mandibular first permanent molars for maximum of two weeks.
METHODOLOGY: 16 patients (age: 7-11 years) with dental anterior crossbite were treated by placement of Glass Ionomer cement occlusal stops on mandibular first permanent molars for maximum of 2 weeks to create 1mm anterior open bite. The patients were then recalled after 1 month, 3 months and 6 months for follow up visits. Fisher’s exact test applied using SPSS version # 25.
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Vol. 30, Issue No. 02 – April-June 2021

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