Department of Orthodontics, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, RJ, Brazil
In this study, we aimed highlight some clinical features present
in patients whose maxillary lateral incisors are missing, and proposed more
logical, rational and predictable solutions to inform decision making in
Literature review and discussion.
Choosing the best possible treatment for congenital absence of
maxillary lateral incisors depends on the multidisciplinary diagnosis of facial,
occlusal, functional and periodontal features. It also depends on the individual
long-term stability, and it does not only rely on canine-guided disocclusion.
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