Tooth Exposure for Orthodontics
In some dental cases, especially in children, a tooth fails to come in correctly. The tooth remains in the gums but can’t descend to be exposed and used. When a tooth doesn’t or can’t erupt through the gums, it is deemed an impacted tooth. This impacted status of a tooth must be treated and exposed before further orthodontic treatment happens.
During the treatment for exposing a tooth, the crown of the tooth in question is exposed and bonded to a unique bracket. This bracket utilizes a pre-attached chain that is tied to the rest of your child’s orthodontic wires. The chain pulls the impacted tooth into its proper position over time so the tooth is not impacted and orthodontic treatment can be completed.