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Substitution of impacted canines by maxillary first premolars: a valid alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23273368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 13-year-old girl came with the chief complaint of an unesthetic dental appearance. Her maxillary canines were bilaterally impacted. Treatment included extraction of the maxillary canines and the mandibular second premolars. The maxillary first premolars were substituted for the canines. After 26 months of active treatment, the patient had a Class I molar relationship and ideal overbite and overjet. Her profile was improved, lips were competent, and gingival levels were acceptable. Cephalometric evaluation showed acceptable maxillary and mandibular incisor inclinations. Intraoral pictures taken 3 years 7 months after the end of treatment demonstrated that the extraction of impacted canines and their substitution by first premolars can be a valid alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment when maxillary premolar extraction is a treatment option.
Davide Mirabella; Gabriella Giunta; Luca Lombardo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  143     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  2013-02-19     Revised Date:  2013-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-33     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Visiting professor, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy; private practice, Catania, Sicily, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cuspid / pathology*,  surgery
Tooth Extraction
Tooth Movement*
Tooth, Impacted / surgery*
Comment In:
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Aug;144(2):164-5   [PMID:  23910190 ]
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Aug;144(2):164   [PMID:  23910191 ]

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