Transposition


Definition: When two adjacent teeth switch positions in the arch.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Most commonly associated with the permanent canine.

Edge: Well-defined.

Shape: Normal tooth shape.

Internal: Radiopaque and radiolucent.  Same appearance as a normal tooth.

Other: None.

Number: Associated with two teeth.

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Transposition

(note the canine erupting adjacent to the central incisor)

Transposition

(note the lateral incisor adjacent to the first premolar and the canine adjacent to the central incisor)


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