Hypodontia of mandibular incisors: considerations on the orthodontic treatment

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Edition V23N04 | Year 2018 | Editorial BBO Clinical Case | Pages 79 to 87

Renato Barcellos Rédua , Paulo César Barbosa Rédua

Hypodontia is the most prevalent craniofacial malformation in mankind. It may present a wide variety of manifestations and, depending on the number and location of missing teeth, it may affect the esthetics, mastication, speech and occlusal balance. This paper discusses the therapeutic approaches to solve this condition, describing a case report with hypodontia of one mandibular lateral incisor, which treatment option included space closure at the region of hypodontia associated with composite resin restorations in the mandibular central incisors. The three-year follow-up after treatment revealed occlusal stability, adequate intercuspation in Class I relationship and excellent micro and macroesthetics.

Agenesis, Hypodontia, Orthodontic space closure, Tooth movement techniques,

Rédua RB, Rédua PCB. Hypodontia of mandibular incisors: considerations on the orthodontic treatment. Dental Press J Orthod. 2018 July-Aug;23(4):79-87. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.23.4.079-087.bbo

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