Document Type : Case Report

Authors

1 Dept. of Orthodontics, Student Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

2 Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Tehran Shahed University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Dept. of Orthodontics, Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

10.30476/dentjods.2022.91156.1557

Abstract

Treatment of impacted canine teeth is a challenge for most clinicians, especially in adult patients with high risk of ankylosis. Conventionally, leveling and alignment of the teeth are first performed and after heavy arch wire placement in slot of brackets, de-impaction force is applied. However, this method has some disadvantages, such as inability to detect ankylosis of the impacted tooth until load application, risk of root resorption of incisors or necrosis of them, distortion of dental arch form, the need for early extraction of primary canines, which is esthetically unfavorable for patients, and long-term presence of fixed orthodontic appliances in the oral cavity. This study aims to introduce approach that can be easily used by busy clinicians to guide palatally impacted canines into the dental arch using a cantilever spring supported by two palatal miniscrews prior to the initiation of fixed orthodontic treatment, and report some cases treated with this technique. This technique does not have the shortcomings of the conventional technique. In addition, the total duration of treatment, and duration of presence of orthodontic appliances in the oral cavity are shorter than the conventional technique. In addition, is less technique sensitive and do not need time complex and time consuming wire bending.

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