Veterinary Dentistry Dental Case

Braces for Pets: Orthodontics

LANCE CANINE TOOTH

Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

Tooth on tooth or tooth on tissue damage can result from genetic malocclusions need to be treated to eliminate the harmful contact. This young Sheltie has Lance Canine Tooth (mesioversion) and pain and discomfort upon closing the mouth


Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

Orthodontics or braces can be placed in dogs and cats in some cases to avoid extraction by moving teeth.


Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

Extraction of one of the incisors in this Sheltie dog and movement with the orthodontic device resolved the malocclusion./p>

ORTHODONTICS

BASE NARROW CANINE TOOTH

Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

Base narrow canine teeth result in trauma to the hard palate.

Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

This patient has both lower canine teeth digging into the palate tissue.

Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

You can see the trauma caused by the lower canine teeth here

Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

Following a nerve block, a groove is placed in the tissue to create an incline. A composite is bonded to the lower canine tooth to allow the tooth move into the correct location when contacting the groove.

Orthodontics or Braces for Dogs

The composite is removed in 3-4 weeks and the patient’s palate trauma is resolved.

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