Disimpaction of maxillary canines using temporary bone anchorage and cantilever springs

Benoit Thebault, Eric Dutertre
International Orthodontics 2015, 13 (1): 61-80
Impacted canines, particularly in the maxilla, are frequently encountered in orthodontic practice. Unfortunately, depending on their position, correction can often be difficult and sometimes unsuccessful. Thorough diagnosis along with orthodontic treatment combining bone-supported anchorage and cantilever springs appears, in our view, to offer the best solution to this tricky orthodontic challenge while limiting, as far as possible, the risk of failure.

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