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Procedures

Orthodontic Exposure of Impacted Teeth

Impacted Teeth Exposure

When a tooth fails to erupt through the gum, it is impacted. In addition to the numerous problems impacted teeth can cause, they prevent the movement of teeth for orthodontic treatment.

The procedure used here involves uncovering part of the crown of the tooth and bonding a special orthodontic bracket onto the tooth crown. These special brackets have a pre-attached chain that can then be tied to your regular orthodontic wires.

Your orthodontist will then use the chain to pull the impacted tooth into the proper position.