Treatment of Maxillary Impacted Canine using Ballista Spring and Orthodontic Wire Traction

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. C Munish Reddy
2. Divya Joshi
3. Shalu Jain
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1457
Volume
10
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2017
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Orthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Orthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Orthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh, India
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    Abstract

    In orthodontic practice, impaction of maxillary permanent canines is a frequently encountered clinical problem. After the third molar, the canine is the most frequently impacted tooth. For functional occlusion, bringing the impacted canine into occlusion is important to achieve final esthetic in orthodontic practice. This article illustrates a distinct case in which the three permanent canines maintained their unerupted status till the age of 18 years. The three impacted canines were surgically exposed, attachment bonded, traction given with ballista spring for vertical and labial movement, and ideally positioned with fixed orthodontic mechanotherapy.

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