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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-57

Interdisciplinary approach to palatally impacted canine


1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ashish Goel
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, 233 Tiwariganj, Faizabad Road (Off Chinhat), Lucknow - 227 105, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.69169

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Interdisciplinary approach for the management of malocclusion provides a holistic approach of patient management. Prudent treatment planning is necessary to achieve the various treatment goals. The article highlights the salient features and various surgical and orthodontic considerations to approach cases with impacted canines. It is exemplified with a case in which a palatally impacted canine and a highly placed canine in the buccal vestibule have been surgically intervened and orthodontically extruded with sequential traction and aligned in the arch.


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