Ballista Spring - A Conservative Method for Repositioning Palatally Impacted Canine - Clinical Case Report
Keywords:Cuspid, Impaction, Ballista Spring
Maxillary canine impaction is one of the most frequently encountered condition in orthodontic practice. Many factors are responsible for the development of canine impaction. Early diagnosis and interception can provide prudent clinical management of impacted canine with minimal or no iatrogenic effects. The Ballista spring system is a simple, less traumatic system for treating impacted canines. The impacted teeth is retracted by a spring that accumulates light continuous force from being twisted on its long axis. This article illustrates a case in which impacted maxillary canine was surgically exposed, attachment bonded, vertical and labial traction given with Ballista spring and ideally positioned with fixed orthodontic mechanotherapy.
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