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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.

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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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Canine in arch during fixed mechanotherapy.
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Fig4: Canine in arch during fixed mechanotherapy.

Mentions: Within 6 months, guided canine eruption was achieved and had sufficient attached gingiva (Figures 4 and 5). One-year follow-up showed adequate attached gingiva with no recession (Figure 6).Figure 4


An easy method of attachment to an impacted canine.

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

Canine in arch during fixed mechanotherapy.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig4: Canine in arch during fixed mechanotherapy.
Mentions: Within 6 months, guided canine eruption was achieved and had sufficient attached gingiva (Figures 4 and 5). One-year follow-up showed adequate attached gingiva with no recession (Figure 6).Figure 4

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