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A Cantilever Spring for Alignment of Buccally Impacted Canines

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (354-355) 2012

RADHA KATIYAR, BDS, MDS

GYAN P. SINGH, MDS

PRADEEP TANDON, MDS

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 A buccally impacted maxillary canine is usually positioned near the root of an adjacent tooth and mesial to its normal position. Movement of such an impacted canine into the arch requires attention to three factors: adjacent root proximity, vertical and distal positioning of the canine, and anchorage control. We have developed a cantilever spring that addresses all three considerations. This article illustrates its use in an adult male patient with an impacted maxillary right canine ([img...

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