Exposure of Impacted Teeth

  • Killian MacCarthyEmail author
  • Tarryn MacCarthy


Collaborative preoperative orthodontic and surgical treatment planning ensure predictable outcomes for the treatment of impacted teeth.


Exposure of impacted teeth Temporary anchor devices Exposure and bracket Force chain eruption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OMS AssociatesSouth PortlandUSA
  2. 2.Mbrace OrthodonticFalmouthUSA

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