Exposure of unerupted teeth

Exposing unerupted teeth can often assist orthodontic treatment and speed up the way that the teeth will move. In some patients teeth do not erupt and need to be exposed so that Orthodontic appliances can be attached to them. These procedures can be carried out during the orthodontic treatment period. In some cases orthodontic brackets are bonded to the unerupted tooth so that the tooth can be moved into the correct position with orthodontic appliances. Exposure of unerupted teeth is often recommended by your Orthodontist and is a procedure that can be carried out under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic.