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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 1997;24(3): 568-574.
김재윤, 최형준, 이제호, 최병재
연세대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실
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Inverted maxillary incisor is a state in which the maxillary incisor rotates to the upward position. The present report provides two examples of correction of inverted maxillary incisors with surgical intervention & orthodontic appliance. Through surgical exposure & direct bonding of lingual button, the central incisor were brought into proper eruption path with elastic traction. The case 1 & 2 were both treated successfully. The results showed the good position of treated teeth and satisfactory esthetics and adequate width of keratinized gingiva were achieved. Careful differential diagnosis procedure is needed in order to avoid dissatisfactory results and the treatment approaches taken in this case report provided an esthetic and functional results.
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