The incidence of anomalous maxillary lateral incisors in relation to palatally-displaced cuspids

Angle Orthod. 1981 Jan;51(1):24-9. doi: 10.1043/0003-3219(1981)051<0024:TIOAML>2.0.CO;2.


This study reports an exceptionally high incidence of palatal displacement of maxillary cuspids in the presence of anomalous lateral incisors, and explores some of the relationships between these teeth during the critical developmental stages. It is suggested that the possibility of palatal cuspid displacement be evaluated in all cases with anomalous lateral incisors.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anodontia / complications
  • Cuspid*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor / abnormalities*
  • Incisor / anatomy & histology
  • Male
  • Malocclusion / etiology*
  • Maxilla
  • Odontometry