Abstract

Infraocclusion of deciduous molars that also lack a permanent successor is found to progress more than where a successor is present, while exfoliation is severely retarded. The aplasia is the most important factor in treatment planning and timing.

Jüri Kurol is Senior Consultant at the Department of Orthodontics, Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education, Jönköping, Sweden. He is a Dental graduate with D.D.S. from the Dental School at the University of Lund, Malmö, Sweden and holds Odont. Dr. from the University of Goteborg, Sweden

Birgit Thilander is Professor and Chairman of the Orthodontic Department, University of Goteborg, Sweden. She is a Dental graduate with D.D.S. from the Royal Dental School, Stockholm, Sweden, and holds Odont. Dr. from the same institution

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