Uprighting mesially impacted mandibular permanent second molars

Yehoshua Shapira, Gerald Borell, Oded Nahlieli, Mladen M. Kuftinec

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Impaction of permanent teeth is a relatively common occurrence and can involve any tooth in the dental arch. Impacted mandibular second molars are relatively rare, but when they occur they may present a clinical problem for the orthodontist and oral surgeon. Atypical case of bilaterally impacted mandibular second molars is illustrated, with orthodontic and surgical treatment options presented. Emphasis is placed on early diagnosis and initiation of corrective orthodontic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalAngle Orthodontist
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1998


  • Impaction
  • Mandibular second molar
  • Molar uprighting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics


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