The rationale and indications for equilibration in the primary dentition.

@article{Belanger1992TheRA,
  title={The rationale and indications for equilibration in the primary dentition.},
  author={Gary K. Belanger},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          169-74
        }
}
One type of malocclusion in the primary dentition is posterior 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-correcting situation, these types of posterior crossbites should be identified early and evaluated for possible correction through occlusal equilibration. A case that illustrates early correction of… CONTINUE READING