Oral Biology and Dentistry

Oral Biology and Dentistry

ISSN 2053-5775
Case report

Orthodontic movement of a maxillary central incisor across the midline: a case report

Kiyong An, Dong-Soon Choi*, Insan Jang and Bong-Kuen Cha*

*Corresponding authors: Dong-Soon Choi dschoi@gwnu.ac.kr ; Bong-Kuen Cha korth@gwnu.ac.kr

Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, South Korea.

Author Affiliations

Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, South Korea.

Abstract

The maxillary central incisor can be lost due to dental injury, and it can be treated with orthodontic space closure. This case report presents the orthodontic treatment of a 22-year-old male patient who lost the maxillary right central incisor due to trauma. The maxillary left central incisor was moved across the midline to replace the missing right central incisor. The left lateral incisor was moved to replace the left central incisor, and the other maxillary left teeth were moved mesially to achieve a fully interdigitated Class II molar relationship. The left central and lateral incisors were reshaped as the right and left central incisors with porcelain crowns, and the final results were satisfactory in occlusion and esthetics. The effects of this alternative treatment on the midpalatal suture, nasopalatine foramen, labial frenum, and root apex of the central incisor are described.

Keywords: Incisor, injury, midpalatal suture, orthodontics, tooth movement

ISSN 2053-5775
Volume 2
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