Surgical-orthodontic traction of impacted teeth using a cost-effective attachment

Pandurangan Harikrishnan

Impacted teeth are commonly seen in normal and craniofacial anomalies patients. About one third of impacted maxillary canines are posi- tioned labial and within the alveolus, and two thirds are located palatally. If its crown is significantly positioned apical to the mucogingival junction, a surgical exposure and a closed eruption technique will provide adequate gingiva over the crown after eruption. Currently available orthodontic attachment (Stainless steel [SS] bracket with gold chain) for closed eruption is expensive. Thus a customized, cost-effective SS chain attached to SS brackets is illustrated which is successfully used in our practice for more than a decade.

Keywords: Tooth, impacted. Surgical procedures. Operative. Traction .

How to cite: Harikrishnan P. Tracionamento cirúrgico-ortodôntico de dentes impactados usando um acessório economicamente viável. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2018 Fev-Mar;17(1):46-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/1676-6849.17.1.046-048.art

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