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Orthodontic Treatment for Congenitally Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors with Canine Substitution: A Case Report

  • Open or CloseJui-Ann HSU1 and Tzu-Hsin LEE2*

    1Department of Orthodontics, China Medical University and Medical Center, Taiwan, R.O.C

    2Department of Orthodontics, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C

    *Corresponding author: Tzu-Hsin Lee, Professor and clinical instructor, Department of Orthodontics, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C

Submission:June 20, 2019; Published: June 25, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/AICS.2019.01.000525

ISSN 2639-0531
Volume1 Issue5


This case report presented the orthodontic treatment for an 18-year-old female patient who has Class I malocclusion with bilateral missing maxillary lateral incisors, proclined lower incisors and slight convex profile. According to the profile of the patient, the space analysis of dentition and the color and shape of canine, these above factors favored canine substitution and lower first premolar extraction as our treatment plan. The anterior teeth esthetics was achieved by orthodontic space closure and rehabilitated by composite resin build-up. The patient was satisfied with the treatment outcome.

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