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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 925019, 9 pages
Case Report

Correction of Multiple Canine Impactions by Mixed Straightwire and Cantilever Mechanics: A Case Report

1Department of Health, University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro, Viale Europa, Loc. Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
2Department of Neurosciences and Oral Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy

Received 10 March 2014; Accepted 10 June 2014; Published 22 July 2014

Academic Editor: Maria Beatriz Duarte Gaviao

Copyright © 2014 Sergio Paduano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. This case report describes the orthodontic treatment of a woman, aged 17 years, with a permanent dentition, brachyfacial typology, Angle Class I, with full impaction of two canines (13,33), and a severe ectopy of the maxillary left canine. Her main compliant was the position of the ectopic teeth. Methods. Straightwire fixed appliances, together with cantilever mechanics, were used to correct the impaired occlusion and to obtain an ideal torque control. Results and Conclusion. The treatment objectives were achieved in 26 months of treatment. The impactions were fully corrected with an optimal torque. The cantilever mechanics succeeded in obtaining tooth repositioning in a short lapse of time. After treatment, the dental alignment was stable.