Nezar Watted1 and Muhamad Abu-Hussein2*
1University Hospital of Würzburg, Clinics and Policlinics for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases of the Bavarian Julius-Maximilian-University Wuerzburg, Germany, Center for dentistry, and Arab American University, Palestine
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece
Received: 19 September, 2016; Accepted: 24 October, 2016; Published: 25 October, 2016
Abu-Hussein Muhamad, DDS, MScD, MSc, M Dent Sci (Paed Dent), FICD, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Athens, 123 Argus Street, 10441 Athens, Greece, E-mail;
Watted N, Abu-Hussein M (2016) Dental Transposition of Mandibular Canine and Lateral Incisor. J Dent Probl Solut 3(1): 045-049.10.17352/2394-8418.000034
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Migration; Transposition; Ectopic eruption; Mandible; Canine; Lateral incisor
Dental transposition is a form of ectopic eruption with change in position of normal adjacent teeth. Its prevalence is very low in general population and could be frequently missed on oral examination. This article reports a case of early orthodontic treatment of a rare unilateral mandibular right lateral incisor – canine transposition.
Tooth transposition is defined as ‘the positional interchange of two adjacent teeth particularly of the roots or the development or eruption of a tooth in a position occupied normally by a non-adjacent tooth. Tooth transposition is an anomaly of eruption characterized by interchanged position of two adjacent teeth [1,2].
Transposition may affect both sexes equally and, although it may occur in the maxilla or in the mandible, the frequency of maxillary permanent canine involvement is the greatest . In the maxilla the canine is transposed most frequently with the first premolar (Figure 1a,b), less often with the lateral incisor followed rarely by central incisor or second premolar In the mandible transposition is reported to involve the canine and lateral incisor only .