Impacted maxillary canines occur in 3% of the population and their eruption is of importance in establishing, maintaining the shape, aesthetics and function of the dental arch. One modality of treatment is to surgically expose and align them orthodontically (ie. fixed brace treatment). Success depends on multiple factors and Miss. Lwin has published on this, see research articles.

Research articles

Surgery time: 15-30minutes depending on type of impaction and number of teeth.

Type of anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia (depending on patient)

Recovery time: 3-5days