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Non-Compliance Space Closure in Patients with Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 03 : PAGES (180-187) 2013

BJÖRN LUDWIG, DMD, MSD

BJORN U. ZACHRISSON, DDS, MSD, PHD

MARCO ROSA, MD, DDS, DO

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Mesial space closure is an attractive method for resolving malocclusions associated with agenesis of the maxillary lateral incisors, since it requires no prosthetic implants. Key factors for success are anchorage control and detailed finishing, including interdisciplinary cooperation with esthetic dentistry. Protraction of the entire maxillary arch may be difficult to achieve with conventional techniques, due to the anchorage demands of moving the posterior dentition...

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