Impacted canines

How do I know if I have impacted canines?

No one knows why canine teeth become impacted. But up to 3% of the population will experience an impacted canine. And 85% of these cases occur under the gum in the roof of the mouth1. Some people have no symptoms and others have painful symptoms such as:

How are impacted canines treated?

There are several options for treating impacted canines, which will depend on:

  • Where your canine tooth is buried
  • Whether you want to wear a fixed brace
  • Your age
  • The space available for the canine tooth
  • How long treatment might take

The four treatment options available include:

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