Rais Ahmed1, Abdul Ahad2, Ali Asger Nakib3, Mohd Tariq4
1Department of Plastic Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India.
2Department of Periodontics, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3Department of Orthodontics, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4Department of Orthodontics, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cases of negligence in orthodontics are not as frequent as in other dental or medical specialties. However, sometimes we come across a case of negligence that cannot be ignored. Here, we present a very uncommon finding of a molar tube embedded in the labial vestibule, between mandibular central and lateral incisors, for more than a month. The uniqueness of this finding is that a molar tube, as the name suggests, is supposed to be bonded on molars and if it gets dislodged due to any reason, it should have been embedded near the respective molar. With this dilemma in mind, this case offers many things to learn from errors.
Keywords: Orthodontic appliance, patient nonadherence, professional negligence.