COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Print ISSN:-2581-9356

Online ISSN:-2581-9364


Current Issue

Year 2020

Volume: 6 , Issue: 2

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 527

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 227

IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Spring mechanics for the closure of maxillary midline diastema

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details : Honey Gurbaxani, Usha Sheroy

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 50-52

Suggest article by email


Maxillary midline diastema (MMD) is a relatively common dental malocclusion characterized by a space between the maxillary central incisors, with functional and esthetic consequences. A diastema between the maxillary central incisors is a relatively common finding in the primary, mixed as well as permanent dentitions. In the primary dentition, interdental spaces help to settle down the superceding permanent teeth. Majority of these close spontaneously by the time the maxillary canines appear, but a few may persist in the permanent dentition. Various treatment modalities are implemented to bring about closure of the diastema. This paper presents a series of 10 cases treated for the closure of diastema with a M shaped spring fabricated chairside.

Keywords:  Midline diastema, M spring, Central incisors.

Doi : 10.18231/2455-6785.2018.0010

How to cite : Gurbaxani H, Sheroy U, Spring mechanics for the closure of maxillary midline diastema. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2018;4(1):50-52

Copyright © 2018 by author(s) and IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (