Maxillary Lateral Incisor Agenesis


In the permanent dentition, the type of congenital missing teeth varies from author toauthor and the demographic and geographic profiles. In Europeans, the mandibular secondpremolar is the most frequently absent tooth, followed by the maxillary lateral incisor andthe maxillary second premolars (Bergstrom, 1977; Rolling, 1980; O’Dowling & McNamara,1990; Aasheim & Øgaard, 1993; Nordgarden et al., 2002).

Teresa PinhoPhD in Orthodontics and Odontopediatrics in University of Porto;French Board of Orthodontics; Centro de Investigação Ciências da Saúde (CICS),Instituto Superior de Ciência da Saúde_Norte / CESPU

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