volume 40, issue 8, Pe375-e385 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.02.004
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Anand K. Sajnani, Nigel M. King

Abstract: The aetiology of impacted maxillary canines remains obscure. Numerous researchers have focused on identifying specific and non-specific aetiological factors responsible for canine displacement. Currently, the two most popular hypotheses that have gained consensus worldwide are the guidance theory and the genetic theory. However, no single hypotheses, can completely explain the aetiology of impaction of maxillary canines. This retrospective study was used to develop and postulate the aetiology of both buccally …

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