Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2005;32(1):33-39.
Published online February 28, 2005.
TUNNEL TRACTION OF IMPACTED MAXILLARY CANINES
조선대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실 
Abstract
The impacted maxillary canine is a common problem of which all dental practitioners should be aware. The surgical orthodontic treatment of impacted canines is replaced correction position in dental arch without periodontal damage. Many treatment possibilities have been considered for this goal; window procedure, apically positioned flap, closed eruption technique and tunnel traction. Prognosis for these treatment may be very uncertain in many case(infraosseous impacted tooth). Other steps are required to achieve a satisfactory periodontal outcome. Satisfactory results could be expected if the physiologic eruption pattern is restored by tunnel traction, because permanent tooth erupts through the gingiva near the crest of the ridge so that periodontal damage is reduced. This article report that the surgical orthodontic treatment using tunnel traction is obtained proper position and reduced periodontal damage in facially impacted maxillary canines.
Key Words: Impacted maxillary canine, Tunnel traction


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