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CASE REPORT Correction of Malpositioned Lower Lateral Incisors in a Two-Phase Nonextraction Case

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 08 : PAGES (485-489) 2013

HECTOR L. RODRÍGUEZ, DDS

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The most commonly transposed tooth is the maxillary canine, perhaps due to its extended period of development and long eruption path. A patient with an exfoliated deciduous canine and a slow eruption pattern may be especially susceptible to distal migration of the permanent lateral incisor, possibly resulting in a canine-lateral incisor transposition or a deep impaction of the permanent canine.

Distal migration of a mandibular permanent lateral incisor happens rarely, but ...

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