Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 366-369
Mandibular Incisor Extraction: An Alternative Treatment Option
Dr. Nishant Negi1, Dr. K. S. Negi2
1Lecturer, Deptt. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; 2Professor, Deptt. of Orthodontics,
H. P. Govt. Dental College and Hospital; Shimla, Himachal Pradesh- 171001; India
Corresponding Author: Dr. Nishant Negi
Mandibular incisor extraction is sometimes employed by orthodontists as an alternative treatment option in cases of Bolton discrepancy and moderate crowding. With adequate knowledge and technical acumen regarding suitability of cases for single lower incisor extraction, this alternative treatment option could be used to achieve faster results with minimal dento-facial manipulations. This case report describes single lower incisor extraction treatment along with indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages and special considerations involved in this treatment modality.
Key words: Lower incisor extraction, Bolton Discrepancy, Black triangles.