J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent.  2019 Nov;46(4):422-432. 10.5933/JKAPD.2019.46.4.422.

Orthodontic Traction of the Permanent Molar Using Skeletal Anchorage: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Clinic Center, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea. pedopia@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Treatment options for impacted permanent molars include orthodontic traction, surgical repositioning, transplantation, and extraction of the impacted teeth. Orthodontic traction is recommended because it is the most conservative method. However, it has limitations, such as loss of tooth anchorage. In an effort to overcome these limitations, skeletal anchorage devices tailored for orthodontic use were developed. In this case report, 3 patients were diagnosed with impacted permanent molars. The impacted teeth of these patients were surgically exposed, the orthodontic devices were attached, and the skeletal anchorage devices were implanted for the successful traction of the impacted teeth.

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Skeletal anchorage; Orthodontic traction; Impacted teeth
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