This case report describes the orthodontic management of missing teeth and rehabilitation needs in a 26-year-old woman. Several missing teeth on her maxillary anterior esthetic zone, a poor prognosed left mandibular ﬁrst molar and a missing right mandibular ﬁrst molar was also found. The treatment plan included extraction of the unrestorable maxillary left incisor, surgical exposure and forced eruption of the impacted maxillary left canine. While on the lower arch, protraction of mandibular second and third molars was planned. A good functional occlusion was achieved after 42 months treatment duration. The transposed impacted maxillary left canine was orthodontically extruded and success-fully replaced the maxillary left incisor, and extraction space of the mandibular ﬁrst molar was closed.
Lim, Wei-Lun; Tsai, Huei-Mei; Cheng, Yu-Ling; Tsang, Yuen-Yung; Su, Ming-Jeaun; and Pan, Chia-Yi
"Substitution of Maxillary Central Incisor with Forced Eruption of Impacted Maxillary Canine,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 35:
3, Article 4.
https://doi.org/10.38209/2708-2636.1340 Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol35/iss3/4
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