IDS ball end clasp - a new clinical technique

Kanhu Charan Sahoo, Swati Saraswata Acharya, Dhyan Chand Murmu, Snigdha attanaik, Sumita Mishra, Smruti Bhushan Nanda


There are various clasps which are used for providing retention to the removable appliances. In cases of additional retention secondary clasps are incorporated in the design.  In this article an IDS ball end clasp has been suggested which is very simple to fabricate and repair.


Clasp;IDS ball end Clasp; Retention


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