Saving impacted teeth is incredibly important as part of your orthodontic treatment. If not realigned, cysts can form around the impacted teeth and damage adjacent teeth and bone. If the impacted teeth are removed, the patient will need life-long replacement with artificial teeth. This is why, at Orthodontic Specialists, we always strive to save the impacted tooth by bringing it in to alignment with the other teeth.
Moving the Impacted Tooth
Once the other surrounding teeth are leveled and aligned, the impacted cuspid can be uncovered by an oral surgeon and then brought down using gentle force with an elastic module. This elastic is changed every two to three weeks to ensure that the proper amount of gentle force is maintained. Using this gentle technique over a longer period of time (usually 18 months) preserves the integrity of the tooth and ensures a stable result.
Feel free to contact us for a complimentary orthodontic exam to learn your best orthodontic treatment plan. From traditional metal braces to Invisalign we have affordable orthodontic treatment options for every case.