RPD Review Questions

Answer to Question #83


The correct answer isTRUE

The statement is true---the primary reason for using an Oddo hinge clasp is to improve esthetics by moving the clasp arm gingivally. Less frequently, Oddo hinge clasps may be used to prevent infrabulge arms from standing out in the vestibule. While Oddo clasps are more commonly used in the maxillary arch for esthetic reasons, they may be used in either arch to prevent infrabulge arms from standing out in the vestibule.