›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (4): 543-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2020.04.022

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Causes of impacted maxillary incisors and progresses in orthodontic treatment

CHOI Yu-hsin, YANG Xin, WU Jian-yong   

  1. Department of Stomatology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
  • Online:2020-04-28 Published:2020-05-22

Abstract: An impacted tooth is a tooth that cannot erupt normally when its eruption is blocked or it is erupted in the wrong direction and position. The most commonly impacted teeth is the third molar, while in the anterior region, the most common is the maxillary canine, followedthe maxillary central incisor and the maxillary lateral incisor. In recent years, the treatment of impacted maxillary incisors often uses open and closed eruption techniques with traction. Although most of the prognosis is good, traction difficulties, root resorption and alveolar bone loss are often encountered in the case of root dilacerations. This article reviews the progresses in the treatment of impacted maxillary incisors.

Key words: maxillary incisors, impacted tooth, closed eruption technique, open eruption technique, traction, treatment