Exposure of Maxillary Incisors

By on 4-18-2012 in Special Feature

Exposure of Upper Incisors

In facial esthetics, the upper incisors are directly associated to the upper lip in relation to important aspects, such as the length of the upper lip, teeth size, intrusion extrusion leve and vertical development of the maxilla.

In resting position and under normal conditions, depending on the size of teeth, the maxillary incisors must be exposed some 2 mm or 3 mm in relation to the upper lip stomion.

The exposure of the incisors at the end of ortho treatment is as important as the position of structures, upper lip, lower lip and soft menton.

One of the main signs of facial aging is the falling of facial tissues , such as the upper lip covering the upper incisors reducing the exposure of upper incisors.

The opposite takes place in the lower. As the patient gets older, the mandibular incisors will bemore exposed.

Characteristics of “aging” may be delayed by means of a good orthodontic planning.

For more info about Orthodontic Planning, please read this informative article:

Orthodontic Treatment – http://www.costbraces.org/orthodontics/

For more information on the best possible Treatment for your Orthodontic case, please consult your Dentist. “There is no online material nor website that can substitute for professional advice.”

[1] Rodrigues, M: Simplified straight wire technique. Maringa: Dental Press, 2006

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