Canine Exposure | Lawndale CA

When early ages patients have one, two or more teeth impacted in their jaw bone, sometimes orthodontists consider including the impacted tooth into the treatment plan.

In order to do so, orthodontist coordinates with oral surgeon and they plan a surgical procedure called ” canine exposure”.

During this procedure Oral Surgeon exposes the impacted tooth and bonds a chain to it , which the tooth can be dragged down in the space created later on.

The actual “dragging impacted tooth down” happens during the time patient is wearing braces.

Canine exposure is one way of avoiding bridges and implants replacement in missing teeth areas of the mouth in young ages.