J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 13, Number 2, June 2010The canine (Part 2)
|Page(s)||151 - 156|
|Published online||22 November 2010|
Impacted maxillary canines: tunnelised or open traction:
Address for correspondence: H. VAN BEEK, Chair Orthodontic department, ACTA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Impacted upper canines occur, in buccal or palatal sites, in about 3% of the population and pose a threat to neighbouring teeth. Before orthodontists can bring them into their proper positions in the arch, oral surgeons often have to uncover them. In this article we discuss the traction pathways, open or tunnelised, that orthodontists can then use to begin moving them. While orthodontists can use both techniques successfully, they should understand the advantages and disadvantages of both before making a decision.
Key words: Canine / Impaction / Open traction / Tunnelised traction
© RODF / EDP Sciences, 2010
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.