Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 167
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141-145

Nonextraction management of the labially displaced canine

1 Departments of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dahim Medical Center, Al Ahsa, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
2 Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India, India

Correspondence Address:
Zeeshan Iqbal Bhat
Dahim Medical Centre, Al-Ahsa, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-3825.150570

Rights and Permissions

Maxillary canine impaction is an anomaly often encountered in children. Although it has been reported that the incidence of palatally impacted canines is higher than that of labially impacted ones, it has been found that labial impaction of canines is more common than palatal impaction in Asian populations. Bringing the ectopic canine into a normal position is important for functional occlusion and the final esthetics of the orthodontic treatment. This article represents a nonextraction treatment approach for a labially displaced canine of a young boy, aged 12 years 6 months, with maxillary transverse discrepancy, labially placed maxillary canine, cross bite with UL3, UL4, UL5, midlines discrepancy, severe crowding in mandibular arch. The orthodontic treatment plan included slow palatal expansion followed by fixed orthodontics which guided the maxillary canine into the arch. This treatment strategy achieved optimal occlusion with improvements to the transverse, vertical, and sagittal relationships and achieved a harmonious smile.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded1104    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal