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Mechanics for Treatment of Impacted and Ectopically Erupted Maxillary Canines

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 05 : PAGES (305-313) 2013

SUMIT YADAV, BDS, MDS, PHD

MADHUR UPADHYAY, BDS, MDS

FLAVIO URIBE, DDS, MDSc

RAVINDRA NANDA, BDS, MDS, PHD

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Maxillary canine impaction occurs in about 2% of the population and is twice as common in females as in males. Palatal impactions account for about 85% of these cases, and labial or buccal impactions for only 15%.

Treatment of impacted and ectopically erupted maxillary canines can be difficult and time consuming, depending on the position of the impacted teeth. Although various inter- and intra-arch devices have been devised, there h...

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