Treatment of an impacted dilacerated maxillary central incisor.

Y. T. Lin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Impacted Incisor With Dilaceration refers to a dental deformity characterized by an angulation between crown and root causing noneruption of the incisor. Surgical extraction used to be the first choice in treating the severely dilacerated incisor. In this article, a horizontally impacted and dilacerated maxillary central incisor was diagnosed radiographically. By combining two stages of the crown exposure surgery with light force orthodontic traction, the impacted dilacerated incisor was successfully moved into proper position. However, long-term monitoring of the stability and periodontal health is critical after orthodontic traction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 04 1999
Externally publishedYes


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