Forced eruption of a palatally impacted and transposed canine with a temporary skeletal anchorage device
Treatment of palatally impacted and transposed canines is challenging for both orthodontists and oral surgeons. To treat a maxillary canine impaction without risking damage to adjacent teeth, it is necessary to use cone-beam computed tomography for proper localization and treatment planning. In this case report, a palatally impacted canine was initially retracted distally with a microimplant inserted in the palatal slope and then was moved buccally into its ideal position. The patient's occlusion and smile esthetics were significantly improved after orthodontic treatment.