Article: Volume 7 Number 4 Page 122 - October 2014

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Orthodontics:  The Role of Magnets in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

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Abstract: Magnets have been used in dentistry for many years. The force they deliver can be directed, and they can exert their force through mucosa and bone. There are various types of magnets used in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics, all with their advantages and disadvantages. The biological effect, different materials used, and the recycling of magnets is discussed in this article.

Clinical relevance: To review various uses of magnets in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics.

Author notes: Dipti Shastri, BDS, MDS, Senior Resident, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Pradeep Tandon, BDS MDS, Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sudhir Sharma, BDS, MDS, Senior Resident, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics and Gulshan K Singh, BDS, MDS, Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Objective: To examine the role of magnets in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics.

Kavo Kerr