Orthodontic treatment of a transmigrated mandibular canine: a case report

ArticleinAustralian orthodontic journal 26(2):195-200 · November 2010with70 Reads
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    Intraosseous migration of a lower canine across the midline is a rare dental anomaly. The treatment options include: forced eruption of the unerupted tooth using orthodontic traction, autotransplantation, extraction followed by prosthetic replacement.
    To report the management of a transmigrated lower right canine.
    The treatment involved surgical, orthodontic and cosmetic dental treatment. No permanent teeth were extracted.
    The transmigrated canine was placed between the left central and lateral incisors and the crown recontoured to simulate a lateral incisor. An acceptable aesthetic and functional outcome was gained.
    Transmigration is a rare dental condition that can be treated successfully with a collaborative effort from several dental disciplines.