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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-47

Orthodontic management of palatally impacted canine


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciencies, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Thirunavukkarasu Ramanathan
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciencies, Madhuranthagam, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_49_17

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Impacted canine teeth are problems frequently encountered in dental practice. Maxillary canine teeth are the most commonly impacted teeth next to third molars. Incidence of palatal impaction is greater than labial impaction. Many etiological factors attributed for canine impaction. Timely diagnosis and interception provide a better management of impacted canine. There are various orthodontic auxiliaries used for disimpaction of canine. Ballista spring is one of the simplified orthodontic auxiliary spring developed by Harry Jacoby used for repositioning impacted teeth. It delivers light force, excellent biomechanics, simplicity of the design, patient comfort, and esthetics. This case report presents a case of orthodontic repositioning of palatally impacted canine in a 15-year-old using ballista's spring.


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