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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

A comparative study of separation effect of four different types of seperators

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Author Details : Lalima kumari, Kamal Nayan*

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 130-132

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Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the amount of separation achieved by four different types of separators: elastic separator, kesling separator, Kansal separator and Dumbbell separator.

Materials and Methods: 50 patients (25 males and 25 females) were randomly selected for the study that came to the department of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics for fixed orthodontic treatment. All four types of seperators namely Elastomeric, Kesling, Kansal and Dumbbell separators were placed in each and every patient in all the four quadrants. Amount of separation was checked after 5 days of separator placement with the help of a feeler gauge. Data thus obtained was subjected to statistical analysis.

Result: Result of the study showed that dumbbell separator was most efficient in separating the teeth followed by elastomeric separator. Dumbbell separator was found to be the fastest followed by elastomeric separator in separating the teeth. Kesling and kansal separator almost took same time to achieve adequate separation.


Keywords: Seperators, Kesling, Dumbbell separator, Kansal separator, Efficacy.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2019.028

How to cite : Kumari L, Nayan K , A comparative study of separation effect of four different types of seperators. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2019;5(4):130-132

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