Impacted Teeth (teeth that won’t erupt)
Like wisdom teeth that become “impacted” and won’t erupt into the mouth, other teeth can be prevented from erupting because of crowding, an atypical [...]eruption path or an unusual tooth position. However, unlike impacted wisdom teeth which are often removed because of insufficient space in the mouth, many other impacted teeth require treatment to allow them to be brought into the mouth in an ideal position. The upper canine teeth are the teeth which most frequently become impacted. Sometimes a patient being treated for an impacted tooth / teeth also has severe crowding and may require extractions of other teeth.
Often, the treatment of choice is to create space for the impacted tooth / teeth with braces, have the impacted tooth / teeth surgically uncovered by a surgery specialist, bond an attachment to the tooth / teeth and gradually pull them into place. Once the treatment is complete, the patient has the braces removed and a beautiful smile with his/her own natural teeth in place.