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 can be placed in dogs and cats in some cases to avoid extraction by moving teeth.
Extraction of one of the incisors in this Sheltie dog and movement with the orthodontic device resolved the malocclusion./p>
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.