Orthodontic space opening in patients with congenitally missing lateral incisors.

@article{Beyer2007OrthodonticSO,
  title={Orthodontic space opening in patients with congenitally missing lateral incisors.},
  author={Anika Beyer and Eve Tausche and Klaus Boening and Winfried Harzer},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={404-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the best time to begin orthodontic treatment for patients scheduled for implants to replace congenitally missing upper lateral incisors. The aim of timing is to maximize the amount of bone available for implant insertion and to improve incisors inclination. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-three plaster casts of 14 patients with 26 missing lateral incisors were cross sectioned in the center of the planned insertion of the implant, and the implant profile was projected into… CONTINUE READING