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Orthodontic Treatment of Hypodontia and Delayed Development of a Maxillary Second Premolar

  • Tai K1
  • Park JH1,*,
  • Kanao A1

1Orthodontic Program, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University, 5835 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206.

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.37.4.b40472g183525t43 Vol.37,Issue 4,July 2013 pp.421-427

Published: 01 July 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): Park JH E-mail:


It can be difficult to formulate a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan for patients with hypodontia while dental development is still in progress. Proper radiographs should be used periodically to check for the possibility of delayed tooth development to reduce the potential of misdiagnosis and improper treatment. This article presents a case with orthodontic treatment of hypodontia and delayed development of a maxillary second premolar.


Hypodontia, delayed dental development, orthodontic treatment, children.

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Tai K,Park JH,Kanao A. Orthodontic Treatment of Hypodontia and Delayed Development of a Maxillary Second Premolar. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. 37(4);421-427.


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