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Practical and Esthetic Considerations in Adult Canine-Extraction Treatment

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (353-360) 2013

MILTON MERI BENITEZ FARRET, DDS, MSD, PHD

MARCEL MARCHIORI FARRET, DDS, MSD, PHD

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Orthodontists generally avoid canine extractions because of the importance of these teeth in establishing a functional, esthetically correct occlusion. Not only are the canines necessary in guiding lateral disclusion, but their prominence serves as a base for the upper lip while their high gingival contour helps determine the smile line. 

Adult patients sometimes seek orthodontic treatment bec...

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