Transposition: accept, extract or correct? Roberto Ciarlantini
Join me as I summarise Roberto’s lecture looking at transpositions.
Roberto describes 2 cases of true transpositions, treatment options, mechanics and methods of camouflage.
Transposition: defined an anomaly in which 2 adjacent teeth have interchanged their position in the arch Peck 1993
Classification: 1995 by Peck and Peck
- True transposition: root and crown
- False transposition: crown only
Up to 2003 the majority of orthodontists accept transposition and this figure changed as currently most orthodontist tend to correct transpositions.
Case 1 Maxillary canine-premolar transposition – camouflage
- Interceptive early RME spontaneous correction of maxillary canine-premolar transposition Maspero 2016 86% corrected.
- Premolar camouflage: Although Sandler 2017 no difference in canine and premolar aesthetics for professionals and lay people transposition are different:
- Gingival height of the canine high compared to the premolar, if we don’t grind the canine tip,
- Check smile line, low smile line = result will be acceptable by the patient.
- End with slight intrusion in the premolar – so gingival height matches the canine Build up the premolar to make It look longer
Case 2 Maxillary canine-premolar transposition, canine high – correction
- Cannot apply conventional mechanics through the center of resistance of the canine due to vertical position
- Sectional wire:
- Wire from 1st molar to 1st premolar (bypass canine)
- Bent back on itself to then engage the canine (in the premolar position)
- = Class 6 Geometry (burstone) allowing intrusion of the canine during meisalization and by passing the premolar
- Torque: Need to keep the root palatal
- Apply couple one wire and with another wire he prevents the crown movement
- Auxiliary springs like warren spring or Goodman springs
- Single root torque to a tooth
Mandibular arch transpositions
- Less demanding to correct the lower arch transpositions due to decreased aesthetic requirements
- Word of caution to correct transition: Limited bucco-lingual width
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