Mandibular fractures are the most common facial fractures seen in children and their incidence increases with age. Treatment
principles of pediatric mixed-dentition mandibular fractures differ from that of adults due to concerns regarding: tooth eruption,
short roots, developing tooth buds and growth issues. One major factor is the inherent instability of the occlusion in the mixed
deciduous-permanent tooth phase. This case report documents a child with fractured body of mandible managed by closed reduction
using open occlusal acrylic splint and circummandibular wiring.