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Dental and Medical Problems

2013, vol. 50, nr 2, April-June, p. 244–248

Publication type: clinical case

Language: English

Management of Upper Incisors Agenesis – Space Closure. A Case Report

Postępowanie w przypadku hipodoncji bocznych zębów siecznych szczęki – zamykanie przestrzeni. Opis przypadku

Paulina Trześniewska1,A,B,D,E,F, Joanna Antoszewska1,A,E

1 Department of Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland


Lateral incisors’ hypodontia may be successfully treated by orthodontic space closure with canines substitution or space opening with prosthetic replacements. Authors describe a hypodontia case of both upper lateral incisors with Class I malocclusion. The orthodontic treatment of a young patient consisted of space closure with canines substitution and lateral upper teeth mesialization with the use of mini-screw implant (MSI). Proper occlusion alongside a fine aesthetic effect without necessitating further prosthodontic restoration was obtained.


Hipodoncja górnych zębów siecznych bocznych może być z powodzeniem leczona przez ortodontyczne zamknięcie luk po brakujących zębach z ustawieniem kłów górnych w miejscu zębów siecznych bocznych bądź przez odtworzenie przestrzeni z następującą odbudową protetyczną. Autorki opisują przypadek pacjentki z hipodoncją bocznych zębów siecznych górnych ze współwystępującą wadą zgryzu klasy I. Leczenie ortodontyczne młodej dziewczyny polegało na zamknięciu luk po brakujących zębach z mezjalizacją kłów górnych i zębów bocznych szczęki z zastosowaniem miniśruby ortodontycznej (MSI). Po zakończonej terapii uzyskano dobrą okluzję i korzystny efekt estetyczny bez konieczności zastosowania uzupełnień protetycznych.

Key words

orthodontics, hypodontia

Słowa kluczowe

ortodoncja, hipodoncja.

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