Orthodontic Management of Midline
Diastema in Mixed Dentition
Uma Dixit, Arvind Kumar, Raghvendra M Shetty, K Mallikarjun
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Dixit U, Kumar A, M Shetty R, Mallikarjun K. Orthodontic Management of Midline Diastema in Mixed Dentition. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (1):59-63.
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Midline diastema is a space between the central incisors. Although physiologic transitory maxillary midline diastema is observed in children
during eruption of maxillary anterior teeth in most cases, it is self-corrected after eruption of maxillary canines. However, midline diastema
unrelated to the eruption of teeth has been observed owing to various etiologic factors. Treatment to align the central incisors depends on
the predisposing factors.
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