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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 148-152

Management of impacted maxillary canines during orthodontic treatment: Report of two cases with 1-year follow-ups

1 Consultant Periodontist, Dental Surgery, Karuna Hospital, Borivali West; Private Practice Focussed on Periodontics & Implantology, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Consultant Orthodontist, Private Practice, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Post Graduate Student in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Espana

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DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_2_21

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The prevalence of impacted maxillary canines is 2%–3%. The position of the canine germ should be evaluated between 9 and 11 years of age group. In addition to the clinical examination, radiographic evaluation of the canine site will aid in gathering additional data such as the position of the canine, its relationship with the adjacent teeth, and any oral pathology associated with the site. It becomes imperative to have an early diagnosis of the ectopically positioned canine. Orthodontic considerations which include orthodontic traction for the malpositioned canine tooth along with surgical exposure assume significance, if the permanent canine is deviating from its normal eruption pathway trajectory within its specified timeline of erupting into the dental arch. The objective of reporting the following two cases is to analyze a successful 1-year follow-up outcome of an interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach in managing impacted canines in two female patients in their second decades of life.

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