Two percent of the population has palatally impacted teeth, a condition whereby the permanent upper canine teeth get displaced into the palate (roof of the mouth) and remain unerupted.
Orthodontic treatment in these cases guides the permanent teeth to their correct position.
A 13-year-old girl presented with upper left and right canine teeth which became impacted in the palate in the position indicated by the oval square. The orthodontic treatment moved the canine teeth to their correct position. The upper right lateral incisor was a small tooth and it was build-up to restore its appearance.