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Transposition

Sometimes teeth do not erupt in proper order. Normally, incisors are placed in front of canines, premolars and molars. On rare occasions, the canine appears in front of the lateral incisor. This occurs when there is crowding in the developing…

Rapid maxillary expander

A rapid maxillary expander (also called rapid palatal expander) is used to expand the upper jaw (maxilla) to create space for the teeth, and to correct crossbite. Quite often, after widening, the patient finds it easier to breathe through the…

Ankylosis and submergence

Deciduous teeth sometimes become ankylosed or joined/fused to the jaw bone, and do not shed when they are due to be exfoliated. If the period of ankylosis is long, and the child grows rapidly, the ankylosed deciduous teeth may remain…

Stainless steel crowns

Stainless steel crowns are often used in restoring badly decayed deciduous molar teeth. If the decay is small or moderate, a regular filling can be placed to restore tooth anatomy. However, if the decay is extensive and the resulting cavity…

Transpalatal arch

A transpalatal arch is a rigid wire that connects the left and right upper molars across the palate. Typically, it has a U loop in the middle that allows for adjustments in width. The transpalatal arch can be adjusted to…

Retained deciduous molar teeth

Deciduous molar teeth have a different anatomy than permanent molars. Deciduous molars are smaller in size, whiter, and their crowns are proportionately shorter compared to their roots. Deciduous molars have thinner enamel that are less mineralized; their occlusal surface (biting…

Peg-shaped teeth

Teeth vary in size and shape, particularly the wisdom teeth and the upper lateral incisors. Wisdom teeth may have one, two, three or four roots. They may be rhomboidal, oblong or rounded in shape. Their cusp pattern also presents considerable…

Extra tooth

Some people have more than the full set of 32¬†permanent¬†teeth. These supernumerary (extra) teeth may be found near the upper front teeth, near the wisdom teeth, or near the premolar teeth. They vary in size from small peg-shaped conical teeth,…

Tooth loss

When teeth are lost due to tooth decay or gum disease, the adjacent teeth will migrate and tip as the previously existing tooth no longer occupies the space. When teeth tip out of alignment, the teeth in the opposing jaw…

Jaw surgery

In cases of severe mandibular prognathism, where the lower jaw is excessively long or large, the jaw can be re-positioned backwards with jaw surgery. The jaw is sectioned with a mechanical saw under general anaesthesia, whilst avoiding the vital structures…