Correction of bilateral impacted mandibular canines with a lip bumper for anchorage reinforcement

Sachin Agarwal, Sumit Yadav, Neelesh V. Shah, Ashima Valiathan, Flavio Uribe, Ravindra Nanda

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Multiple treatment options are available to patients with impacted manibular canines in addition to a retained deciduous canine. This article describes the treatment of a prepubertal girl, aged 10 years 6 months, with a skeletal Class I, dental Class II Division 1 malocclusion, retrognathic mandible, deep overbite, proclined maxillary incisors, midline diastema, and bilateral mandibular canine impaction. The orthodontic treatment plan included extraction of the deciduous canine and forced eruption of the impacted canines. A modified lip bumper appliance was used both for forced eruption and to reinforce anchorage. Through the collaborative efforts of an orthodontist and an oral surgeon, an excellent esthetic and functional outcome was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-403
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics


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