Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Mini Review Volume 7 Issue 1

Bone Supported Arch Bars

Dr. Krishna Madhukumaran Pillai Sreekaladevi MDS1, Dr. Abighna Mannepalli MDS2, Dr. Aishwarya Dham MDS3*, Dr. Vaishnavi Ramanan BDS, MAS4, Dr. Kanagapriya Govindaraja Perumal BDS5 and Dr. Hridya Jayaprakash MDS6

1Ex-Post Graduate, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sulliya, India
2Periodontist, Springfield, IL-USA
3Periodontist, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
4Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5General Dentist, Bling Dental Clinic, T-Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6Periodontist, Clove Dental, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Aishwarya Dham, Periodontist, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Received: November 09, 2022; Published: December 05, 2022


Inter Maxillary Fixation (IMF) is a standard component of the treatment of mandibular fractures. Number of IMF techniques has been described in the literature till date such as Erich arch bars, Ernst ligatures, Ivy loops, and Gilmer wiring. Arch bars are considered as the gold standard for IMF. Bone supported arch bars uses titanium arch bars fitted with eyelets for self-drilling screw fixation into the maxilla and mandible. A narrative review was conducted to provide concise and current evidence about the efficacy of bone supported arch bars.

Keywords:IMF; Bone Supported; Arch Bars; Maxilla


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Citation: Dr. Aishwarya Dham., et al. “Bone Supported Arch Bars".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.1 (2023): 13-15.


Copyright: © 2023 Dr. Aishwarya Dham., 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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