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Exposure & Bonding of Teeth

Exposure and Bonding of Teeth:

During dental development, adult teeth can occasionally become stuck (impacted) before erupting into the mouth. This can cause a problem for orthodontists as they try to straighten teeth, but also can have consequences such as the resorption of neighboring tooth roots, or the development of dental cysts.

Often as part of orthodontic treatment (braces), teeth that are buried can be guided, over time, to line up with your other teeth. This usually involves minor surgery to expose the buried tooth and then the bonding of a gold chain which your orthodontist will use to gently guide the tooth into the correct position within the mouth.

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