INTERMAXILLARY FIXATION WITH ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS -A CASE REPORT
*Dr. Sivaprasad K. K., Dr. Anila Karunakaran, Dr. Ranjith Kumar P., Dr. Leena Philipose, Dr. Krishnakumar K. and Dr. Babu E. C.
Intermaxillary fixation is an integral part of management in fractures of facial bone. Conventional methods have drawbacks such as risk of transmission of blood borne diseases, stressful procedure and damage to teeth and periodontium. Orthodontic bracket fixation is an effective alternative for conventional arch bar method for Intermaxillary fixation in management of fracture of facial bones as it overcomes every drawback of conventional Intermaxillary fixation method and gives a very stable occlusal and functional outcome.
Keywords: Mandibular fracture, orthodontic brackets, Intermaxillary fixation.
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