Second Molars Missing

Definition

Second molars missing is just that - when the second molars have not erupted yet or are missing.

Causes

The cause for second molars to be missing, usually is simply that they have not erupted yet, in the case of a younger patient.

Solution

We do not recommend ClearCorrect for patients whose second molars have not erupted because they may have short clinical crowns and bite discrepancies which make treatment with clear aligners difficult.

In young patients, the teeth are still growing and shifting. Attempting to manipulate the teeth with aligners during this process could hinder growth and cause more problems than it solves.

However, if you want to proceed with treatment and a second molar is missing, our technicians can construct a “bridge” between the first molar and third molar. To avoid the potential super-eruption of teeth during treatment, we’ll try to ensure that the occlusal surfaces of all teeth are covered by the aligner.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful

ClearCorrect is a medical device manufacturer and does not practice dentistry. The treating physician is solely responsible for prescribing and administering orthodontic treatment. Clear aligner therapy is unpredictable. ClearCorrect does not guarantee a successful treatment outcome. Individual results will vary.

Have more questions? Submit a request
Powered by Zendesk