Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 8

Introducing a Simple Technique for Using Inter-Maxillary Cross Elastics on Banded Molars without Palatal Cleats

Rahma El Sherbiny El Naghy, Mostafa M El-Dawlatly* and Yehya A Mostafa

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Priyambada Devi, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India.

Received: April 25, 2018; Published: July 17, 2018

Citation: Mostafa M El-Dawlatly., et al. “Introducing a Simple Technique for Using Inter-Maxillary Cross Elastics on Banded Molars without Palatal Cleats". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.8 (2018).


  Posterior cross bite is a common malocclusion that could occur prior or during active orthodontic treatment. It may affect one tooth or more unilaterally or bilaterally. This problem could be properly addressed in the treatment plan if it already existed before the beginning of the treatment. On the other hand; a single-molar posterior cross bite may be unintentionally developed during active orthodontic treatment. In this unplanned situation, using inter-maxillary cross elastics could solve the developed cross bite. The cross elastic could be attached either to palatal cleats of banded maxillary molar or to a button bonded palatally in case of bonded maxillary molar. The main hustle in developing a single-molar cross bite during active orthodontic treatment is that it was not planned for from the beginning. Thus, both the mentioned modalities may not be easily feasible during active orthodontic treatment, as the already placed molar’s band may not have cleats for the cross elastics to be attached on, and replacing the maxillary molar’s band with buccal tube and palatal button may be an obstacle during treatment. Thus, introducing here a simple technique to tackle this problem without the need for hindering the active orthodontic treatment.

Keywords: Posterior Crossbite; Inter-Maxillary; Cross Elastics; Banded Molar

Copyright: © 2018 Mostafa M El-Dawlatly., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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