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1. Re: Indirect bonding
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Scott Dillingham DDS wrote:
".....I have an 11y.o. male patient whose maxillary second bicuspids are inverted (growing up instead of down). One bicuspid is approximately inverted 160 degrees and the same tooth on the other side of the arch is inverted approximately 120 degrees. I have successfully had bicuspids that were 90 degrees off on their eruption paths self upright by having an oral surgeon tunnel a channel in the bone down to the crown of the tooth. These maxillary bicuspids have approximately 2/3 root development and I am guessing that they are also angled palatally. We plan on getting further x-rays to verify their orientation. Does any one have any advice or experience with this kind of problem?"
Palatally displaced maxillary second premolars usually respond very well to simple exposure only, without tunnelling, although these would appear to need a little orthodontic help. I personally am curious to know just what sort of periodontal condition your earlier successful case had, following the tunnelling procedure.
Assuming that your new radiographs confirm them to be on the palatal side and with that sort of angle, the teeth should be easily accessible for the surgeon. An attachment bonded to the tooth at the time of surgery can then easily be achieved. An open or closed exposure may be used (my preference is for the latter, unless the teeth are very superficially placed under the mucosa), but bone channelling is completely unnecessary and probably quite harmful in terms of the final periodontal outcome. I would suggest using a light auxiliary spring of the type we published for similarly-placed canines,10 years ago - Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 110:528-534, 1996
Hi I have been using titanium implant screws for past about 4 years. We use screws made in India as they are much cheaper. Screw dimensions are 1.2 mm in dia and 8 mm long. Topical is adequate and while removal of screws there is no need to use any anesthetic. Look at the pics of the case here. This girl aged 15 years had her left Max cuspid placed labially. After analysing the case it was decided to ext first PMs on the rightside. Because of use of implant screw we could easily shift the anterior segment to the right and aligned the cuspid. Total treatment time was 12 months.
Prof S. Goel
Hi All: Has anyone had any luck bonding to ss crowns. I have a patient with two trapped mandibular 2nd premolars. I cannot place bands around the molars due to the location of the mandibular 2nd molars and 2nd premolars and was planning on bonding. The dentist has asked that I please attempt this rather than removing the ss crowns.
Thanks in advance,
11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DENTOFACIAL DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION
June 18 - 22, 2006 Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL USA
The 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function, one of the most important events in the fields of craniofacial biology, orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics, to be held in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers from June 18-22, 2006. We are requesting your sponsorship, participation, and friendship.
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