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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research


Disparate knack in Orthodontics: Magnets an overview


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Author Details: Abhimanyu Rohmetra, Ragni Tandon, Ankita Jaiswal, Rohit Kulshrestha, Ishita

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 5


Abstract

Native iron oxide attracts iron, also a bar of iron or steel that attracts iron has magnetic polarity this is called a magnet. Whereas the study of properties of magnets, magnetic substances and of associated phenomena is called magnetism. Magnets are used in number of conditions like, Relocation of Unerupted teeth; Molar intrusion and correction of anterior open bite; Maxillary expansion; Molar distalization; Space closure with magnets; Functional appliances for correction of Class II and Class III malocclusion; Closure of midline diastema; Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring; Correction of hemifacial microsomia; Extrusion of crown-root fractured teeth. The various types of magnets used in the field of orthodontics, along with their biological safety which has been discussed in this article.

Keywords: Magnets, Orthodontics, Tooth movement