Posttraumatic impaction of both maxillary central incisors

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2003 Sep;124(3):331-8. doi: 10.1016/s0889-5406(03)00305-6.


Dental impactions are one of the problems orthodontists see that will usually require surgery along with orthodontic treatment. In most cases, a single tooth is impacted, and a single surgical procedure is performed. We present a case of posttraumatic bilateral impaction of both maxillary central incisors with complete inversion after combined 2-step surgery and orthodontic treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor / injuries*
  • Maxilla
  • Oral Surgical Procedures*
  • Tooth Eruption
  • Tooth Injuries / complications*
  • Tooth Movement Techniques / methods*
  • Tooth, Impacted / etiology
  • Tooth, Impacted / surgery
  • Tooth, Impacted / therapy*