A 39-year-old member asked:
please tell me if i should get teeth extracted for braces?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
I can't: I don't know anything about you or your malocclusion. Approximately 30% of all orthodontic patients require the removal of 1 or more permanent teeth, 70% do not. To make the extraction/non-extraction decision you will have to be examined by an orthodontic specialist. Ask your dentist for a recommendation and go for an initial visit. Let the orthodontist help you with the decision.
Answered on Dec 7, 2013
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