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Dental age

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

If you need to know at what age each tooth must come out, here is a guide on the evaluation of dental age starting at 6 years old. You will notice that dental age does not always match the chronological age. Evolution of dentition can be late or early compared to chronological age and thus, […]

Can I live without canines?

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Question from Yasmine, an internet user. Hello, I’m 18 years old and I have impacted canines, but I do not want to undergo the surgery. So, I need your advice. Can I live without canines? . Response Good morning Yasmine, I apologize for taking a few days to answer your question. You have an excellent […]

Wisdom teeth

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Introduction Third molars are commonly called wisdom teeth because they erupt in the mouth around 16-18 years of age. They are the last teeth to erupt and the available space to accommodate them is often limited. It is thus not surprising that these teeth can either not erupt completely, or not erupt at all. Thus, […]

Impacted mandibular canine

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

  . Impacted mandibular canine Question Hi Doctor Chamberland, We consulted an oral implantology and maxillofacial surgeon (Dr D.. L. A.) in P… Fr. He was recommended to us by the orthodontist (Dr Leco…) who we consulted for our daughter who is 12 years and 4 months of age. The mandibular panoramic X-ray indicates 2 […]

Surgical technique

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Surgical exposure techniques may vary depending on the location of the impacted canine, whether it is on the palatal side or the buccal side. Two authors, Dr Vincent G. Kokich from the University of Washington in Seattle and Dr Robert L. Vanarsdall from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have greatly published on surgical exposure […]

Mechanotherapy

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

There are multiple ways to proceed with the traction of an impacted canine after its ligation and all impacted teeth cannot be pulled in the same way. Often, one, two, even three traction techniques are combined. Therefore, here I present three of my favorite methods among several others that I was able to use in […]

Impacted Teeth Canines

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Introduction A canine is an important tooth of the dentition because it is placed strategically in the mouth. It makes the transition between the anterior teeth (central and lateral incisors) and the posterior teeth which are the first and second premolars. This tooth has a very long root, the longest of all teeth, and therefore, […]

Class III malocclusion

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Class III A class III intermaxillary relationship means that the lower teeth are shifted forward with regard to the upper teeth. The embrasure between the lower canine and the lower first premolar is shifted forward with regard to the upper canine (blue arrows). The center of the lower first molar (mesiobuccal groove) is anterior to […]

Class II division 2

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Class II division 2 The class II division 2 differs from division 1 by the following characteristic: the discrepancy between the upper and lower teeth does not match the discrepancy between the upper and lower teeth where the molars and canines are located (red and blue arrows). The upper incisors are tipped backward and hide […]

Class II malocclusion

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Class II malocclusions are divided into 2 categories: class II division 1: see description and definition further down this page class II division 2: see description and definition by clicking on the tab of the subpage.   Class II division 1 A class II intermaxillary dental relationship represents a posterior discrepancy of the lower teeth […]


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