Maxillary canine impaction can be either on the labial or palatal side, which palatal impaction is more common than that of the labial one. The orthodontic treatment of impacted maxillary canine can be very challenging. It usually involves surgical exposure of the impacted tooth, followed by orthodontic traction to guide and align it into the dental arch. Bone loss, root resorption, and gingival recession around the treated teeth are some of the most common complications. Shown here is the case with both palatally impacted canines.
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