During the eruption process there may be some disturbances that lead to impaction. Impaction means that the teeth are not in the proper position. The most common tooth to become impacted is the maxillary (top) canine although any tooth can be impacted. In conjunction with your orthodontist, space is made, a primary tooth (baby tooth) may be removed and a bracket and chain is fixed to the impacted tooth. Once the tooth has been exposed your orthodontist will place some tension of the chain and guide the tooth into position.