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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 731074, 7 pages
Case Report

Orthodontic Management of Congenitally Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors: A Case Report

1Department of the Health, University “Magna Graecia” Catanzaro, Viale Europa, Località Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
2Department of Neuroscience, Section of Orthodontics, University of Naples Federico II, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
3Private Practice, Palomonte, 84020 Salerno, Italy

Received 26 December 2013; Accepted 29 January 2014; Published 9 March 2014

Academic Editors: P. Lopez Jornet, L. J. Oesterle, and E. F. Wright

Copyright © 2014 Sergio Paduano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This case report describes the orthodontic treatment of a woman, aged 15 years, with permanent dentition, brachyfacial typology, with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors. Multibracket straightwire fixed appliance was used to open the space for dental implant placement, and treat the impaired occlusion. The missing lateral incisors were substituted with oral implants.