Management of a Patient with Angle Class I Malocclusion with Anterior Crossbite and Maxillary Central Diastema Caused by High Attachment of the Maxillary Labial Frenulum

  • Faradiah Hayati Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Hanifa Aini Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Ida Bagus Narmada Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Keywords: central diastema, frenectomy, maxillary labial frenulum

Abstract

Maxillary Central diastema is common and normal for the growth and development of the anterior segment. If the central diastema persists after the eruption of the permanent cuspids, the orthodontist should clarify the etiology and establish a treatment plan. This case report discusses a 22-year-old woman with anterior crossbite and central diastema due to a high maxillary labial frenulum attachment. Treatment was performed using a fixed orthodontic appliance with a posterior bite raiser. Frenectomy was performed at the end of the orthodontic treatment.

Published
2021-11-24