Interceptive orthodontics – A review article
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 2402-2405
AbstractThe American Assosiation of Orthodontists (1969) defined interceptive orthodontics as that phase of science and art of orthodontics employed to recognize and eliminate the potential irregularities and mal positions in the developing dentofacial complex. Profitt and Ackermann (1980) defined interceptive orthodontics as the elimination of existing interferences with the key factors involved in the development of the dentition.14%-49% of children are reported to benefit from interceptive management1,2. King et al3 in 2010 concluded that interceptive orthodontics is effective in reducing the malocclusion even though it does not produce finished quality results. 57% of children are present with an anomaly during the transition phase from deciduous to mixed dentition. In view of the greater number of malalignments in the deciduous and mixed dentition there is an increased need for preventive and interceptive orthodontic therapy4 .
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