Retraction in Orthodontics – A Short Review

Authors

  • R. Vighnesh1, Ashith M.V2, Siddarth Shetty3, Supriya Nambiar4, Nidhin Philip Jose5, Shravan Shetty6, Asavari Desai7

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13541

Keywords:

Two step retraction, loop mechanics, enmass retraction, space closure

Abstract

Aim- The aim of this review is to discuss about the retraction mechanism in orthodontics and to discuss in
detail regarding the mechanism of action and their application in orthodontics.
Objective- To list out the difference types of retraction mechanics used and their merits and demerits
Background- The basic principle of retraction mechanism can be used in orthodontic space closure
involving retracing the canine initially followed by remaining anterior teeth or entire anterior teeth can be
retracted at once using intra or extra oral anchorage. They are broadly classified into friction and frictionless
mechanism. Once the extraction of the teeth has been done, the orthodontist must choose the procedure to
retract the teeth based on the demand of the case. This article provides the basic information of both the
mechanics and their application in orthodontics.
Reason- This review mainly done for better assessment and benefits of retraction mechanics and its
appliances

Author Biography

R. Vighnesh1, Ashith M.V2, Siddarth Shetty3, Supriya Nambiar4, Nidhin Philip Jose5, Shravan Shetty6, Asavari Desai7

1Post graduate Student, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor, 4Head of the Department and Professor, 5Associate
Professor, 6Assistant Professor, 7Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Manipal College of Dental
Science, Mangalore, Affiliated to Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

R. Vighnesh1, Ashith M.V2, Siddarth Shetty3, Supriya Nambiar4, Nidhin Philip Jose5, Shravan Shetty6, Asavari Desai7. (2020). Retraction in Orthodontics – A Short Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 966-974. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13541