This patient is 14 years old, and has been missing his lateral incisors (the two teeth adjacent to his front teeth) his whole life…some people are just born without them!  We worked with one of our great orthodontists to achieve ideal spacing, and because he’s still growing and is too young for dental implants, made him Maryland bridges to replace his missing teeth–allowing us to conservatively treat him without touching his adjacent teeth–until he’s ready for dental implants in a few years, if he wants them!  It’s amazing what we can do to change smiles every day, and it’s the collaborative efforts of an amazing dental team that make this possible!