Management of impacted all canines with surgical exposure and alignment by orthodontic treatment
Kathmandu University, Nepal
: Dent Health Curr Res
Canine impaction is a dental problem very often encountered in orthodontic practice. After the third molar, the canine is the most frequently impacted tooth. Bringing the impacted canine into a normal position is important for functional occlusion and the final esthetics of the orthodontic treatment. This article illustrates a peculiar case, in which all four permanent canines maintained their unerupted status at age of 16 years. All four impacted canines were surgically exposed, attachment bonded, traction given with K-9 spring and ideally positioned with fixed orthodontic mechanotherapy.
I am Dr. Ujjwal Pyakurel, currently working as a lecturer at Kantipur Dental College, Kathmandu University. I completed my postgraduation from West China College of Stomatology PR China on 2013. I have attended many national conference and few international conference. I am currently serving as executive member of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Associaion of Nepal (ODOAN) has conducted various courses as a coordinator of the courses in ODOAN.