Terrence L. Hunt, DDS
River Dental Arts
The Home of a Healthy Smile
(440) 331-7380
1690 Wright Avenue
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
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Orthodontics

Ectopia

Ectopic canines are generally found in the Buccal Vestibule. Impacted canines may be retrieved with braces, using a surgical approach via a gold chain or straight wire. Tissue covering the tooth is uncovered. A chain or wire is attached to the tooth crown. Tissue is placed back over the tooth leaving the chain or wire coming out of the gum. For the purpose of this illustration a gold chain is used to retrieve the canines. The chain is attached to the tooth crown and the link is attached to a flexible archwire so that the wire is active (bent). Once a month, the wire is reactivated by using the next link up on the chain until the impacted canine erupts enough to attach a regular bracket on the canine. With the regular bracket in place, a more flexible wire is added directly to the bracketed canine. This process will bring the canine into position within the arch by forcing the canine to conform to the straight archwire form. This is a long process taking anywhere from 8-12 months.

Space Maintainer

A space maintainer is a removable or fixed appliance designed to maintain an existing space. They are usually fitted to children when they have lost baby teeth early. The gap left from losing this tooth needs to be held open for the permanent tooth to erupt in its correct position.

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Rocky River Ohio Cosmetic Dentist

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  • 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Variable
  • 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • 7:30am - 2:30pm

Contact Info
Phone | (440) 331-7380
Fax | (440) 331-7303
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