Congenitally missing of maxillary lateral incisor is one of the most common agenesis anomalies. The purpose of this review was to present the orthodontic treatment of choice for a malocclusion with missing maxillary lateral incisors. Treatment plans consist of three categories: canine substitution, single-tooth implant and tooth supported restorations. Among which the least invasive option to achieve satisfying function and aesthetics is canine substitution. Factors such as the profile of the patient, the space analysis of dentition, and the color and shape of canine should be taken into consideration for treatment choice.
Sun, Yu-Ting; Chang, Tao-Wei; Yang, Po-Yu; and Lee, Tzu-Hsin
"Orthodontic Treatment Management for Congenitally Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 30:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol30/iss4/1