Maxillary Impacted Canines: A Clinical Review

Authors

  • Rajiv Yadav Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Basanta K Shrestha Asso Prof., Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ojn.v3i1.9285

Abstract

Impacted teeth are those with a delayed eruption time or that are not expected to erupt completely based on clinical and radiographic assessment. Palatal displacement of the maxillary canines is defined as the developmental dislocation to a palatal site often resulting in tooth impaction requiring surgical and orthodontic treatments.

Impacted permanent maxillary canine occur in 1-2% of the population. The Occurrence of impacted permanent maxillary canines are; 85% palatal and 15% labial. The prevalence of palatally displaced canines (PDC) fluctuates between 0.8-5.2%. Palatally erupting or impacted maxillary canines occur twice often in females than males, and are five times more common in Caucasians than Asians. Of all patients with maxillary impacted canines, 8% have bilateral impactions.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ojn.v3i1.9285

Orthodontic Journal of Nepal, Vol.3, No.1, 2013: 63-68

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2013-12-06

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Yadav, R., & Shrestha, B. K. (2013). Maxillary Impacted Canines: A Clinical Review. Orthodontic Journal of Nepal, 3(1), 63–68. https://doi.org/10.3126/ojn.v3i1.9285

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