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Management of Impacted Canine with Surgical Orthodontic Procedures

K Vijayalakshmi, Pradeep Kumar R

Keywords : impacted canine, surgical exposure, orthodontic traction, two stage corticotomy, orthodontic appliance

Citation Information : Vijayalakshmi K, R PK. Management of Impacted Canine with Surgical Orthodontic Procedures. 2012; 2 (2):34-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-2-34

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


The permanent canines play a pivotal role in achieving anesthetic smile, functional occlusion and also in establishing the arch form. However, the management of an impacted canine and bringing about its alignment into the arch is often considered to be very challenging because of relapse. The two stage inter-alveolar corticotomy followed by fixed appliance is advocated to minimize the treatment time and reduce the chance ofrelapse. In this article, two case reports are presented, where labially impacted canine of one patient has been managed by orthodontic movement alone and in another patient a combination of inter-alveolar corticotomy and orthodontic movement has been successfully used.

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