Frenulum Labii Superioris

Joachim Albert van der Veen

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    Based on the publications to date a well-defined opinion of a possible relationship between a hypertrophy of the labial fraenum - midline diastema and fraenectomy- spontaneous closure of the diastema, cannot yet be formed. On the one side there is the point of view, predominantly assumed by orthodontists, that fraenectomy should be delayed until the permanent canines have erupted; on the other hand there are very many authors who place preventive value upon fraenectomy in a much earlier stage of eruption of the dentition. An extensive longitudinal investigation, in order to bring the problems regarding midline diastema, fraenum and fraenectomy, nearer to solution, seemed to be justified. ... Zie: summary
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Boering, G., Supervisor
    • Bijlstra, K.G., Supervisor, External person
    Award date16-Jun-1971
    Place of Publication[S.l.]
    Publication statusPublished - 1971

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