Impacted Canines

Impacted Canines Treatment in Calgary SW

An impacted canine tooth occurs when it fails to emerge fully into its designated position, remaining either partially or fully below the gum line. The maxillary cuspid, or upper eyetooth, is one of the most critical teeth in the dental arch, playing a vital role in your bite and facial structure. It's designed to guide the rest of your teeth into the proper bite alignment due to its strong biting force and long root structure. Typically, these teeth are the last of the front teeth to erupt, around the age of 13, and are essential for tightly closing any gaps between the upper front teeth.

Impacted Canines

The Importance of Early Recognition

Early detection of impacted eye teeth is crucial for successful treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a panoramic screening x-ray and dental examination around the age of seven years to identify any issues with the eruption of adult teeth, including impacted canines. Early intervention can increase the chances of correcting the impaction without the need for surgical intervention.

Treatment Options

For those seeking “impacted canine treatment,” Renew Dental provides a range of options, including braces for impacted canine teeth correction. These orthodontic solutions are designed to create space and facilitate the proper eruption of the affected tooth. In situations where the canine tooth does not erupt spontaneously, a combined effort by a dentist, orthodontist, and/or oral surgeon may be necessary. This collaborative approach often involves braces to open space in the dental arch, followed by a procedure to expose and bracket the impacted tooth, guiding it into its correct position over time.

Surgical Intervention

In cases where orthodontic treatment alone is insufficient, surgical intervention may be required to address the impacted canine. The procedure typically involves exposing the impacted tooth and attaching an orthodontic bracket with a small chain, allowing for gradual, controlled movement of the tooth into its correct position within the dental arch. This process is carefully managed to ensure the health and stability of the gum tissue around the relocated tooth.

Contact Us for Consultation

If you or someone you know is dealing with an impacted canine and searching for “impacted canine tooth braces” or “Invisalign for impacted canine” near SW, Calgary, Dr. Keith Lawson and the team at Renew Dental are here to help. Let us assist you in navigating your treatment options for impacted canines, ensuring a smooth and successful journey toward a healthier smile. Our team is committed to offering supportive, patient-centered care tailored to your unique needs.

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