The ectopically erupted mandibular lateral incisor.

  title={The ectopically erupted mandibular lateral incisor.},
  author={Yehoshua Shapira and Mladen M. Kuftinec},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics},
  volume={82 5},
Seven cases of ectopically erupting permanent mandibular lateral incisors are reported and their orthodontic management is described. In severely crowded cases the ectopic lateral incisor was extracted. When complete transposition occurred, the teeth were aligned in their transposed positions. If malposition is detected early, orthodontic correction may prevent development of a transposition. Panoramic survey of the developing dentition at the age of 6 to 8 years is a very useful tool in the… CONTINUE READING