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2 × 4 Appliance as a Sectional Intervention in Contrary to Conventional Correction of Malocclusions: A Series of Case Reports

Swapnika Vegi, Veena Arali, Harika Rapala, Sritha Kolluri, Sasidhar Vajrala, Padma Praveena Mavuri

Keywords : 2 x 4 appliance, Malocclusion, Maxillary anteriors

Citation Information : Vegi S, Arali V, Rapala H, Kolluri S, Vajrala S, Mavuri PP. 2 × 4 Appliance as a Sectional Intervention in Contrary to Conventional Correction of Malocclusions: A Series of Case Reports. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2023; 6 (1):35-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3252

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: The 2 x 4 appliance is a simple and uncomplicated appliance that comprises the first permanent maxillary molars with bands, the maxillary incisors with bondable brackets, and an archwire that is continuously placed into the buccal tubes of the molar bands. Case details: We report three different case scenarios where 2 x 4 appliance was used to treat various developing malocclusions. Discussion: The 2 x 4 appliance offers many advantages over conventional techniques as it provides complete control of tooth movement in all three dimensions, allows accurate and rapid positioning of the teeth, extremely well tolerated, requires no adjustment by the patient. It is a versatile appliance which is well tolerated by the patients and their parents as well.

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