Never seen that before!


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Hi,

My daughter recently went to the orthodontist's.
Her upper canines are way too high. One of which is somehow "hidden" in the gum.
The orthodontist:

1) dug a hole with a laser (!) to get to the canine teeth. Scary.
2) plugged some kind of "button" onto this teeth (the white-ish button you see, first image)
3) plugged some kind of nail onto a molar (I think ; second image)
4) wired both things.

She said it would take maybe 2 months for the teeth to "show up", by doing this.

Does this approach seem OK to you? I have never seen anything like this before!

Thank you

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Good day,

What your daughter had was an impacted canine,which means it couldn't erupt due to an obstruction.
The method that you are describing is a common approach that is sometimes used to guide the canine into the correct position.
Don't stress
 

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