Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 7 2. June 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 7 (02.06.2008)
Page 587-592, PubMed:19107267
Orthodontic and surgical approach to the treatment of bilaterally impacted maxillary canines: A case report
Erdinc, Aslihan M. Ertan
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.
Keywords: impacted canine, surgical-orthodontic treatment