Each of your teeth has a job to do, and your canines have an important role in helping your bite into your food. If a canine fails to erupt, it can make it difficult for you to eat and may even lead to alignment problems. If you are experiencing issues with your canine teeth your orthodontist or dentist may refer you to Grand Traverse Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centers in Traverse City, Michigan, or in Alpena, Cadillac or Gaylord.