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CASE REPORT Dentoalveolar Segmental Osteotomy for an Ankylosed Canine

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 05 : PAGES (289-296) 2013

FLAVIO URIBE, DDS, MDSc

NANDAKUMAR JANAKIRAMAN, BDS, MDS

ALICE CUTRERA, DDS

GIAN PIETRO SCHINCAGLIA, DDS, PHD

RAVINDRA NANDA, BDS, MDS, PHD

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Alignment of impacted canines has a high priority in orthodontic treatment, not only because of esthetics, but because the maxillary canine plays a fundamental role in occlusal guidance, protecting the TMJ from excessive loading and ensuring the proper direction of masticatory forces on the posterior teeth. One of the most common and effective therapeutic approaches--surgical exposure followed by orthodontic alignment--is less successful in adult patients t...

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