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.