Lance Canine (Rostrally deviated canine)

A rostrally deviated canine is diagnosed when either the upper or lower canines are abnormally pointed forward. This abnormality may cause interference with adjacent teeth and cause pain from gum disease or local trauma.

Lance canines can result from retained deciduous (primary) teeth not allowing the canine to erupt normally or from an inherited defect. The Shetland Sheepdog is most commonly affected.


Recommended Treatment

Orthodontic brackets should be attached to the upper canine to move it backward into normal occlusion.



Upper canine moved to normal position within two months of orthodontic care