International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

Comparison of maxillary canine retraction using power chain and active tie-back: An in vivo study


Dr. Shikha Shalini, Dr. Garima Verma, Dr. Amit Kumar, Dr. Asmita Kumari

Aim: To compare the rate of canine retraction using power chains and active tieback. Methodology: 20 patients of age between 18 – 25 years irrespective of sex were included in study. After alignment and extraction of maxillary first premolars, canine retraction was started with power chains on one side of the maxillary arch and with active Tie back on the other side. The difference between pre and post retraction measurements was recorded. The differences in the rate of canine retraction between both modalities were compared using independent sample t-test. Results: The mean rate of tooth movement in group I and II was 1.29734 mm/month and 1.40054 mm/month respectively (p≤0.05) but there was no significant difference. Conclusion: The rate of canine retraction is more rapid with active tie-back modality than with the Power chain.
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Dr. Shikha Shalini, Dr. Garima Verma, Dr. Amit Kumar, Dr. Asmita Kumari. Comparison of maxillary canine retraction using power chain and active tie-back: An in vivo study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 185-187
International Journal of Medical and Health Research