- Volume 28 Issue 4
Orthodontic problems of the oral maxillofacial area could be classified into skeletal and dental problems. Dental problems might cause various occlusal disharmony and among them congenital missing or eruption failure might cause not only functional problems but also esthetic problems. Additional psychological problems are also one of the reasons for patients seeking treatment. In cases showing eruption failure of many teeth in the maxilla, not only occlusal and esthetic problems but also difficulty in alveolar bone maintainment could occur. Therefore, successive approach is necessary when multiple teeth show eruption problems. In this case, a patient with eruption problems of #13, 12, 11, 23, 43 was successfully treated by surgical exposure and successive orthodontic extrusion resulting perfect occlusion. By additional periodontal treatment, gingival recession that occurred along with teeth eruption was solved. The impacted right mandibular canine was erupted successfully only by natural arch expansion and leeway space without any special surgical treatment.
Impacted tooth;Orthodontic eruption;Surgical traction
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