Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: April | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 7-11
Clinical Aid in Pediatric Dentistry: Techniques of Band Stabilisation in Impression
Prabhawati P I1, Sangeetha P2
1Reader, Department of Pedodontics Al Ameen Dental College, Bijapur-586301, Karnataka, India.
2Assistant Professor, Dept of Pedodontics, M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore-5, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author: Prabhawati P I
Space maintainers, habit breaking appliances, myofunctional appliances etc, have been used in pediatric dentistry for many years. Bands and wires have been used in their construction. Orthodontic bands are adapted around the tooth and impression is made to pour the work model on which the appliance is fabricated. The fitting of orthodontic bands at the chair side and the transfer of these bands to the impression influences the fit and function of the preventive or interceptive orthodontic appliance being fabricated. Therefore accurate band placement in the impression plays a very important role. This manuscript describes various techniques of orthodontic band stabilization in the alginate impression and discusses their merits and demerits.
Key words: orthodontic bands, molar bands, securing bands, impression techniques, sticky wax, stabilizing, space maintainer.