Molar Uprighting

  • Daniel Beauvais
  • Jonny Feldman
  • Elie M. Ferneini


The aim of this chapter is to describe the process by which impacted molars may be uprighted into a functional anatomic position. The etiology of impacted molars is discussed, including systemic and local factors. Clinical evaluation and treatment considerations are then described, and the different modalities of uprighting are outlined. Treatment options include both surgical uprighting and orthodontic repositioning. While both treatments have been shown to have long-term viability, each has its advantages and disadvantages. Lastly, potential complications are discussed.


Molar uprighting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Beauvais
    • 1
  • Jonny Feldman
    • 2
  • Elie M. Ferneini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySchool of Dental Medicine, University of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Division of OrthodonticsUConn School of Dental MedicineFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Beau Visage Med Spa, Greater Waterbury OMSCheshireUSA

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