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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6A), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6A-1
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Mandibular Second Molar Protraction with Temporary Anchorage Devices–A Case Report

Anilkumar Katta1, , K. Karthik2, Venkataramana Vannala3, N. Kurinji Kumaran2, Revathi Peddu1 and Vaishnavi Dasari4

1Department of Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

2Department of Orthodontics and dentofacialorthopaedics, Raja Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu

3Department of Orthodontics, PanineeyaMahavidhyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences, Kamalanagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, A.P. India

4Department of Conservative dentistry &Endodontics, Saint Joseph dental college, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pub. Date: October 28, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Journal of Dental Health Research and Review)

Cite this paper:
Anilkumar Katta, K. Karthik, Venkataramana Vannala, N. Kurinji Kumaran, Revathi Peddu and Vaishnavi Dasari. Mandibular Second Molar Protraction with Temporary Anchorage Devices–A Case Report. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6A):1-4. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6A-1


Edentulous spaces can be closed with dental implants, prosthesis, and orthodontic space closure. As mandibular bone is dense, protraction of molars is time taking and challenging. Temporary anchorage devices play a vital role in providing anchorage. Translation of molars can be achieved with power arms which are placed near to the centre of resistance. This is a case with bilaterally missing mandibular first molars and lower central incisor. Ridge defect is seen in molar region on right side. Class II molar relation was achieved bilaterally with second molar moving into first molar space followed by the third molar. Translation was achieved bilaterally and 10mm of space closure was done with the help of TAD’s and power arms.

translation TAD power arm

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