Visiogauge: A Modified MBT Gauge

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology

Author
1. Kamal Bajaj
2. Garima Gaur
3. Priya R Sharma
4. Esha Nagpal
5. Siddharth Mehta
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0140
Volume
5
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2020
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Orthodontics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan India
    1. Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Orthodontics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Article keywords
    Bracket positioning, MBT gauge, Visiogauge

    Abstract

    Bracket placement is an integral part of orthodontic treatment and it is needless to say that appropriate placement of the brackets is the most desirable. Over time, many devices and aids have been made to help an orthodontist to achieve this aim of placing the bracket to the most desirable position, but for some other reason, most of them have failed to achieve the desired position. In the present scenario, the most useable instrument for this purpose is the MBT gauge, which even though has its shortcomings, but has proven quite effective. One of its major disadvantages has been its non-ergonomic design because of which the orthodontist has no direct or indirect vision for the placement and as a result, the operator has to bend in a fatiguing posture or place it arbitrarily. To overcome this obstacle, we have custom-made “Visiogauge” which has an ergonomic-friendly design to help the doctor in achieving ease to use indirect vision. It not only would cater to the orthodontist to correct posture but would also enable him to achieve a higher level of precision in bracket positioning making it the required third eye.

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