Pre- or Post-Orthodontic Maxillary Frenectomy for Diastema Closure

A thick, fibrous maxillary frenum can impede maxillary central incisors (upper, front, permanent teeth) from properly closing or can increase the likelihood of the space (diastema) re-opening following the completion of orthodontic treatment. By removing this band of tissue, we can achieve a more predictable long-term outcome of orthodontic treatment (along with proper retainer wearing, of course!)