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Case Rep Dent. 2014;2014:925019. doi: 10.1155/2014/925019. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

Correction of multiple canine impactions by mixed straightwire and cantilever mechanics: a case report.

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1
Department of Health, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Viale Europa, Loc. Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy.
2
Department of Neurosciences and Oral Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This case report describes the orthodontic treatment of a woman, aged 17 years, with a permanent dentition, brachyfacial typology, Angle Class I, with full impaction of two canines (13,33), and a severe ectopy of the maxillary left canine. Her main compliant was the position of the ectopic teeth.

METHODS:

Straightwire fixed appliances, together with cantilever mechanics, were used to correct the impaired occlusion and to obtain an ideal torque control.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

The treatment objectives were achieved in 26 months of treatment. The impactions were fully corrected with an optimal torque. The cantilever mechanics succeeded in obtaining tooth repositioning in a short lapse of time. After treatment, the dental alignment was stable.

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