Some dental surgery may be needed to help facilitate your orthodontic treatments. Such treatments are known as tooth exposure or guided eruption of impacted teeth. When there is crowding in teeth, some permanent teeth may be unable to come into the mouth and thus are known as impacted teeth. These teeth can be exposed and moved into their normal position through surgical eruption or uncovery. The gum tissue over the impacted tooth is pushed back and then a gold bracket is bonded to the malpositioned tooth. This bracket is then connected to the orthodontic wire to help move this tooth into the proper position. This procedure causes very little discomfort and can be made more comfortable with the use of sedation dentistry.

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