Recent advances in mechanotherapy and change in the concept of treatment has increased the clinician’s interest in avoiding extractions in moderate discrepancies. A popular method for creating additional space within the dental arch is by distalization of molars.
What one should look for, to consider a case for molar distalization?
1. Normal or near normal mandibular arch.
2. Profile consideration: Well developed nose and chin, have better chances of tolerating slight proclination.
3. Age of the Patient:- the success of molar distalization is greater in growing children, usually in late mixed dentition and early permanent dentition.