When teeth are missing one option for treatment is to place a dental implant and then a crown on the top of this. Sometimes teeth need to be moved to better positions to ensure an ideal result.
In this patient the upper left lateral incisor tooth (#22) needed to be removed as it had been previously damaged and was resorbing as shown on the OPG x-ray. The decision was made to place a dental implant. Braces where precisely placed to move the upper and lower teeth to the optimal positions to allow the dental implant to be placed in an ideal location to ensure the best result.