publication . Article . 2014

Treatment of Class II subdivision malocclusion with congenitally missing upper lateral incisors: A case report

Siddharth Mehta; Arun Srinivas Urala; Ashima Valiathan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: APOS Trends in Orthodontics (issn: 2321-1407, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Orthodontic treatment for patients with unilateral or bilateral congenitally missing lateral incisor poses a challenge mainly with regard to treatment planning. The use of a diagnostic setup is one of the most important aids in the decision-making process. Two alternatives, orthodontic space closure or space opening for prosthetic replacement exist. The present case report shows use of the microimplant for unilateral upper molar distalization and space closure in a Class-II division 1 subdivision malocclusion case with bilateral congenitally missing upper lateral incisors.
free text keywords: Congenitally missing upper lateral incisors, microimplant, molar distalization, Dentistry, RK1-715, Medicine, business.industry, business, Subdivision, Lateral incisor, Orthodontics, Orthodontic Space Closure, Molar, Malocclusion, medicine.disease, Space closure
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