Palatally impacted canine: diagnosis and treatment options

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  • Marcelo Aires Vilarinho Federal University of Piauí
  • Ana de Lourdes Sá de Lira

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v9i2.8641840

Keywords:

Impacted canine, Diagnosis, Treatment

Abstract

Canines contribute significantly to the esthetic and chewing functions. Orthodontists should diagnose canine ectopic eruption early, trying to prevent retention of these teeth. Its multifactorial etiology involves general and local factors and the correct diagnosis depends on clinic, radiographic and/ or tomographic exams. Several therapeutic procedures depend on factors such as relationship between canine and adjacent structures, possibility of orthodontic movement and patient age. Orthodontic and surgical treatment with canine traction is very much effective, with time of treatment being shorter than in patients under the age of 25.

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Author Biographies

Marcelo Aires Vilarinho, Federal University of Piauí

DDS, Specialization student, Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, Federal University of Piauí

Ana de Lourdes Sá de Lira

DDS, MS, Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Orthodontics Specialization Program, Dental School, Federal University of Piauí

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Published

2015-11-25

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Vilarinho MA, Lira A de LS de. Palatally impacted canine: diagnosis and treatment options. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 25 [cited 2022 Oct. 1];9(2):70-6. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641840

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