4 Crowding and buccal upper canines
Gemma, an 11-year-old girl, attends for a 6-month dental assessment at your practice with both upper permanent canines erupting buccally (Fig. 4.1). What is the cause and how may it be treated?
The crookedness of Gemma’s teeth has been getting worse for the past year. The appearance of her upper teeth has become of more concern to her in recent months when both upper eye teeth started to erupt. She is now teased at school and called ‘Fangs’, which annoys her.