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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
July/August 2008
Volume 39 , Issue 7

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Orthodontic and surgical approach to the treatment of bilaterally impacted maxillary canines: A case report

Aslihan M. Ertan Erdinc, DDS, PhD

Pages: 587592
PMID: 19107267

Impaction of maxillary canines is a common orthodontic anomaly that causes facial and dentoalveolar system problems, both functional and esthetic. A combination of surgery and orthodontics is important in bringing impacted canines to their ideal position in the dental arch. In this case report of a 14-year-old patient with impacted right and left maxillary canines, the crowns of these teeth were surgically exposed, brackets were bonded, and light orthodontic forces were delivered for 2 years to align the teeth in the dental arch. (Quintessence Int 2008;39:587592)

Key words: impacted canine, surgical-orthodontic treatment

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