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Kim and Cho: Gingival recession of lower anterior incisors in orthodontic treatment



These case reports show the orthodontic treatment of lower anterior incisors with gingival recession.

Materials and Methods

Three cases were treated by an orthodontist and a periodontist. Each case had lingually tilted lower anterior incisors, anterior crossbite and skeletal Cl III pattern.


A variety of etiological factors were thought to cause gingival recession: aging, oral hygiene, tooth malpositioning, occlusal trauma.


Due to the interaction among many possible contributing factors, it is difficult to predict whether further gingival recession may occur at a given site. The position and the movement of the lower anterior incisors with gingival recession are important factors in diagnosis and orthodontic treatment planning.

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