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03 May 2012 - Category: Dental Anomalies
» Case report-Maxillary canine-first premolar transposition
Case report-Maxillary canine-first premolar transposition: Transposition is a form of ectopia, in which 2 adjacent teeth change positions in the dental arch or 1 tooth develops in a position occupied by a nonadjacent tooth. Transposition can be partial or complete. Despite their low prevalence in the general population, transpositions are a challenge to orthodontists, especially if treatment aims to correct the order of the teeth. This article reports the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of a unilateral maxillary canine-first premolar transposition in a female patient treated orthodontically without premolar extraction .....
Author: Orthofree