Orthodontics 10 (2009), No. 4 (17.12.2009)
Orthodontic Management Of A Patient With Impacted And Transposed Mandibular Canines
Almeida, Rhita C. / Carvalho, Felipe A. R. / Almeida, Marco A. O. / Júnior, Jonas Capelli
This patient report describes the treatment of a 10-year-old female with complete transposition of her impacted mandibular canines and lateral incisors. The patient had a Class I occlusion, and her mandibular lateral incisors were in crossbite with the maxillary central incisors. The treatment objectives were to create space for the impacted canines and align them with the incisors, one of which was extracted. After treatment, the appearance of the patient's teeth was improved, the occlusion was preserved, and overjet and overbite were corrected.
Keywords: ectopic eruption, impacted mandibular canines, impaction, transposed mandibular canines