Surgical exposure of un-erupted teeth


Sometimes teeth are prevented from erupting and do not reach the occlusal level, those teeth must be removed before they can cause damage.

Canine teeth or small molars often develop in the wrong position and fail to erupt into the mouth. In order for the orthodontist to be able to move a tooth like this with braces, it will first be necessary to expose the tooth surgically and bond a bracket and a chain to it. The orthodontist will attach the chain to a brace and slowly pull the tooth into position.

This should be done before the end of adolescence, with increasing age, the probability of being able to reposition such a tooth decreases.