Exposure of Impacted Canines

Canine exposure is generally performed on patients between the ages of 11 to 14. The canine is suspected to be impacted when it has not erupted as expected, and the primary canine is still in place. The exposure may be done once orthodontic treatment has been initiated and adequate space for the canine has been created.  This video reviews diagnostic principles, treatment approaches, and techniques for optimal results for canine exposure. Treatment of impacted canines require close collaboration between oral surgeons and orthodontists.