Canine transposition as an alternative to trauma of the maxillary incisors: case report

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Edition V23N04 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 55 to 63

María Salcedo Lara , Rocío Briones Rodríguez , María Biedma Perea , Beatriz Solano Mendoza

Objective: The present article aims at reporting the clinical case of a patient who suffered trauma at two years of age, causing almost complete apical displacement of the deciduous maxillary left central incisor and of the permanent incisor. Methods: Ectopia secondary to intrusion was minimized by surgical removal of the ectopic tooth, and the left permanent canine was submitted to orthodontic traction to replace the extracted tooth. Results: The treatment period lasted 36 months, resulting in correct occlusion and a good aesthetic outcome. Conclusions: Dental transposition carried out by means of orthopedic traction is a good alternative in cases of a very unfavorable ectopic tooth position.

Dental transposition, Orthodontics,

Lara MS, Rodríguez RB, Perea MB, Mendoza BS. Canine transposition as an alternative to trauma of the maxillary incisors: case report. Dental Press J Orthod. 2018 July-Aug;23(4):55-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.23.4.055-063.oar

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