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The design and clinical application of a new appliance to treat impacted maxillary central incisors

  • Yuqi Peng1
  • Zhaohao Zhen1
  • Huanhuan Qiu1
  • Meimei Li1
  • Huacui Xiong1,*,
  • Ke Chen1,*,

1Stomatological Hospital, Southern Medical University, 510115 Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2023.010 Vol.47,Issue 2,March 2023 pp.40-49

Submitted: 08 September 2022 Accepted: 10 November 2022

Published: 03 March 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Huacui Xiong E-mail: xionghuacui@163.com
*Corresponding Author(s): Ke Chen E-mail: dentchenke@sohu.com

Abstract

Maxillary central incisor impaction is one of the most common types of dental anomalies in children. Treatment of impacted central incisors is complicated and challenging given the position of the impacted central incisors, root development, and the complexity of the crown eruption direction. This study aimed to describe the use of a new multifunctional appliance for the treatment of impacted maxillary central incisors. This article reports the use of a novel appliance for the treatment of impacted maxillary central incisors. We describe the cases of two young patients with labial horizontally impacted maxillary central incisors. Both patients were treated using this novel appliance. Therapeutic effects were evaluated by comparing the pretreatment results, posttreatment cone-beam computed tomography images, and posttreatment clinical examination results. At the end of the treatment period using the novel appliance, the impacted central incisors had successfully been properly aligned in the dental arch, and the tooth roots had not resorbed. Both patients exhibited good dental alignment, with restored function and acceptable aesthetics. This article demonstrates that the new appliance was comfortable, convenient, safe, and effective in the treatment of impacted maxillary central incisors and that its clinical use should be promoted in the future.


Keywords

Impacted teeth; Oral appliance; Orthodontic treatment


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Yuqi Peng,Zhaohao Zhen,Huanhuan Qiu,Meimei Li,Huacui Xiong,Ke Chen. The design and clinical application of a new appliance to treat impacted maxillary central incisors. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2023. 47(2);40-49.

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