- Maxillary canine is usually the last tooth to erupt anterior
to the first permanent molar.
If the upper arch is crowded , maxillary canine may be
squeezed buccal to it normal position.
2Retention of primary canine
Buccally erupted maxillary canine
Maxillary permanent canines palpable in the buccal sulcus.
The canine position is given away by the inclination of the
permanent lateral incisor crowns.
Possible means for creatingspace for correction of
1-Enamel stripping (Disking)
3-Distal movement ofmolars
5-Any combination of theabove
Transposition of maxillarycanine
- In the maxillary canine is usually transposed with first
premolar and in the mandible lateral incisor is more
-Alignment of teeth in transposed position.
-Extraction of the most displaced tooth ,
-Treat the other orthodontic problems
Palatally displaced maxillary canineor
2 Crypt displacement .
3 Maxillary canine has the longest path of eruption of any
4 Arch length discrepancy.
5 Trauma to the maxillary anterior area at an early stage of
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