The surgical and orthodontic management of unerupted teeth in cleidocranial dysostosis.

Abstract

A common feature of patients with cleidocranial dysostosis is delayed shedding of deciduous teeth and failure of eruption of the permanent dentition. This article describes a method whereby orthodontic forces may be applied to these unerupted permanent teeth to move them into a satisfactory functional and aesthetic position with good periodontal support whilst maintaining their vitality. This method of treatment avoids the need for overdentures or other prosthetic aids which have often been used in the past.

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@article{Davies1987TheSA, title={The surgical and orthodontic management of unerupted teeth in cleidocranial dysostosis.}, author={Theodore Davies and Donald H. Lewis and G V Gillbe}, journal={British journal of orthodontics}, year={1987}, volume={14 1}, pages={43-7} }