Use of the passive lower lingual arch in the management of anterior mandibular crowding in the mixed dentition

22 Apr 2013

Leeway space preservation in the mixed dentition is a well-documented method of space management. In the mandibular arch it may be saved for utilization in the correction of minor anterior crowding by the placement of a passive lower lingual arch (LLA) during the transition from the mixed dentition to the permanent dentition