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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
March 1992
Volume 23 , Issue 3

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The rationale and indications for equilibration in the primary dentition

Belanger

Pages: 169-174
PMID: 1641457

One type of malocclusion in the primary dentition is posteri crossbite caused by premature deflective occlusal interferences. The primary canines are the teeth that most frequently contribute to a laterally guided centric occlusion that creates a functional malocclusion. Because this is not a self-corrected situation, these types of posterior crossbites should be identified early and evaluated for possible corerction through occlusal equilibration. A case that illustrates early correction of a unilateral functional posterior crossbite by equilibration and the 5-year results are presented.

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