Surgical Guidance of Impacted Tooth
In some cases where the tooth will not erupt and become impacted beneath the bone, combination of braces and oral surgery will be performed to get the erupted tooth to where it should be. The most common impacted tooth is the canine. The gum above the impacted tooth will be surgically lifted up to expose the impacted tooth. Once the tooth is exposed, an orthodontic bracket is bonded to the exposed tooth. The bracket will have a chain that will attach the impacted tooth. This chain will allow proper guidance of the tooth into position using braces.