Transmigrated Mandibular Canine Guided into its Normal Position ZD01-ZD04
Dr. Orlando Motohiro Tanaka,
Rua Imaculada Conceição, 1155, Curitiba, Paranà, Brazil.
Transmigrated mandibular canines increase treatment complexity in terms of both anchorage and biomechanical planning, posing challenges for both orthodontists and oral surgeons. This case report presents the orthodontic treatment in a 12-year-old girl patient, with transmigrated and impacted mandibular right canine positioned horizontally below the apices of the mandibular incisors. The mandibular deciduous right canine was extracted followed by the traction of the transmigrated permanent canine. Eruption was properly guided, and the correct position of the tooth was orthodontically guided into its normal position in the arch. The patient’s occlusion was significantly improved with good aesthetic outcome, functional occlusion, and a stable result after 1.5 years of follow-up.