Missing teeth can be the result of congenital absence (the tooth fails to develop), trauma or dental extractions.

This problem should be corrected because it can:

  • Cause improper functioning of teeth
  • Cause premature wear of teeth
  • Cause asymmetric alignment of the teeth
  • Make your smile less attractive

How can missing teeth be orthodontically corrected?

Depending upon the situation, the space can be closed with braces or opened for tooth replacement. A bridge or dental implant is used to replace the missing tooth if a space is created.