Early intervention: the mixed dentition

J P Fricker
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 2000, 15: 124-6
The mixed dentition phase of tooth eruption can continue for up to six years from the eruption of the permanent molars to the complete replacement of all deciduous teeth. Early intervention is indicated to intercept developing problems in function. This paper will discuss the treatment of ectopic eruption of maxillary first permanent molars with removable appliances and the correction of molar crossbites with fixed appliances.

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