Canine Exposure

  • This procedure exposes impacted or hidden teeth, most commonly a canine (eye tooth), which is stuck in your top jawbone (maxilla), and is covered in gums and bone.
  • There are various areas your tooth could be hiding, and this is determined at your consultation appointment.
  • The exposure is done by making a small hole in your gums, to allow the important tooth to either erupt on its own, or with the help of braces.

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Canine Exposure Before
Canine Exposure After

Example of canine exposure on lip side of jaw.