The diastema, the frenum, the frenectomy: a clinical study.

  title={The diastema, the frenum, the frenectomy: a clinical study.},
  author={James G. Edwards},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics},
  volume={71 5},
1. The pretreatment relationship between a clinically "abnormal"-appearing maxillary midline frenum and a midline diastema showed a strong, but not absolute, correlation. A certain percentage of patients demonstrated (1) a diastema but not an "abnormal" frenum or (2) no diastema but an "abnormal" frenum. 2. Diastema cases in which there were "abnormal" pretreatment frenums demonstrated a decidedly stronger potential for relapse after orthodontic closure. The exceptions to the rule were… CONTINUE READING

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