Lingual orthodontic treatment and absolute anchorage to correct an impacted maxillary canine in an adult

Stella Chaushu, Adrian Becker, Gavriel Chaushu

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Abstract

There are 2 major drawbacks to the classic orthodontic-surgical approach for resolution of impacted teeth in adults: appearance and duration of treatment. This case report illustrates the lingual orthodontic treatment of an adult with an impacted maxillary canine; absolute anchorage was achieved with a miniscrew placed in the palate. The combination of invisible appliances and a nondental anchorage system is particularly useful in adults and should make treatment available to more patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-819
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume134
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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