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An easy method of attachment to an impacted canine.

Mittal R, Rai D, Patil A, Garg A - Prog Orthod (2013)

Bottom Line: Since many years, various bonding attachments have been used as a mode of traction for surgically exposed impacted teeth.A 0.010-in. stainless steel ligature wire with eyelets at one end and spiral twisted at the other end was made and used as an attachment to guide surgically exposed impacted canine.Orthodontic guided eruption of an impacted canine of a 16-year-old patient using this simple attachment with 1-year follow-up illustrates adequate amount of attached gingiva.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana 121006, India. drrekhagarg@rediffmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: Since many years, various bonding attachments have been used as a mode of traction for surgically exposed impacted teeth. It has always been a challenge to select an attachment considering predictability of the bonded attachment, mucogingival and periodontal conditions of the overlying tissues, and additional inventory requirement.

Methods: A 0.010-in. stainless steel ligature wire with eyelets at one end and spiral twisted at the other end was made and used as an attachment to guide surgically exposed impacted canine.

Results: Orthodontic guided eruption of an impacted canine of a 16-year-old patient using this simple attachment with 1-year follow-up illustrates adequate amount of attached gingiva.

Conclusions: Ligature wire attachment is a simple inexpensive attachment that can be custom made without any need for additional inventory, besides being more comfortable to patients.

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Intraoral photograph and radiograph. (a) Pretreatment intraoral photograph depicting retained deciduous canine. (b) Panoramic radiograph revealing impacted canine.
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Fig2: Intraoral photograph and radiograph. (a) Pretreatment intraoral photograph depicting retained deciduous canine. (b) Panoramic radiograph revealing impacted canine.

Mentions: A 16-year-old female patient presented to us for treatment of crowding in the lower arch. A retained deciduous canine was found in the upper left anterior region (Figure 2a). The panoramic radiograph (Figure 2b) revealed impacted canine which was placed buccally.Figure 2


An easy method of attachment to an impacted canine.

Mittal R, Rai D, Patil A, Garg A - Prog Orthod (2013)

Intraoral photograph and radiograph. (a) Pretreatment intraoral photograph depicting retained deciduous canine. (b) Panoramic radiograph revealing impacted canine.
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Fig2: Intraoral photograph and radiograph. (a) Pretreatment intraoral photograph depicting retained deciduous canine. (b) Panoramic radiograph revealing impacted canine.
Mentions: A 16-year-old female patient presented to us for treatment of crowding in the lower arch. A retained deciduous canine was found in the upper left anterior region (Figure 2a). The panoramic radiograph (Figure 2b) revealed impacted canine which was placed buccally.Figure 2

Bottom Line: Since many years, various bonding attachments have been used as a mode of traction for surgically exposed impacted teeth.A 0.010-in. stainless steel ligature wire with eyelets at one end and spiral twisted at the other end was made and used as an attachment to guide surgically exposed impacted canine.Orthodontic guided eruption of an impacted canine of a 16-year-old patient using this simple attachment with 1-year follow-up illustrates adequate amount of attached gingiva.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana 121006, India. drrekhagarg@rediffmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: Since many years, various bonding attachments have been used as a mode of traction for surgically exposed impacted teeth. It has always been a challenge to select an attachment considering predictability of the bonded attachment, mucogingival and periodontal conditions of the overlying tissues, and additional inventory requirement.

Methods: A 0.010-in. stainless steel ligature wire with eyelets at one end and spiral twisted at the other end was made and used as an attachment to guide surgically exposed impacted canine.

Results: Orthodontic guided eruption of an impacted canine of a 16-year-old patient using this simple attachment with 1-year follow-up illustrates adequate amount of attached gingiva.

Conclusions: Ligature wire attachment is a simple inexpensive attachment that can be custom made without any need for additional inventory, besides being more comfortable to patients.

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Related in: MedlinePlus