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Orthodontic Guidance of an Impacted Maxillary Canine: A Review

P Kumar, S Datana, SM Londhe, V Mathur

Citation Information : Kumar P, Datana S, Londhe S, Mathur V. Orthodontic Guidance of an Impacted Maxillary Canine: A Review. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (2):101-103.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-2-101

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Canine normally erupts when half to three quarter of the root have developed. It may be considered as impacted if the root development is completed, but unaided eruption is not expected to occur. Treatment of an impacted canine needs to be integrated into the overall orthodontic treatment planning. Present article discuss the orthodontic guidance of an impacted maxillary canine, choice of surgical technique, orthodontic & periodontal considerations and potential complications.

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