International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part B
Non extraction orthodontic management of class I malocclusion with ectopically placed canine: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Munaif V, Dr. Jyothikiran H and Dr. Raghunath N
ABSTRACT:Any permanent tooth can be ectopic, and the cause may be both genetic and environmental. Orthodontic treatment is justified because ectopic canine teeth can migrate in the jaw bone and cause damage to the adjacent teeth roots and bone. Orthodontic treatment is also justifiable for aesthetic reasons. Diagnosis and treatment of ectopically erupting permanent maxillary canines requires proper management by the orthodontist. Internal or external root resorption of teeth adjacent to the ectopic canine is the most common sequel. Extraction treatment of ectopic canines can compromise the patient's profile. This article represents a case of non extraction treatment approach for buccally displaced or ectopic canine in a patient with moderate crowding in the maxillary and mandibular arch.
Pages: 112-115 | 232 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Munaif V, Dr. Jyothikiran H, Dr. Raghunath N. Non extraction orthodontic management of class I malocclusion with ectopically placed canine: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(1):112-115.