A 48-year-old member asked:
my orthodontist said i have to get four teeth extracted before braces, any negative effects on my face?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Only positive: Orthodontic care can only improve your appearance. The extractions are most likely necessary due to lack of space. Ask your orthodontist to further clarify.
Answered on Oct 7, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Positive changes: A fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist will only order extractions if your malocclusion requires the space provided for resolution. Careful control of this space will only enhance facial esthetics. Make sure you're seeing a Specialist.
Answered on Oct 8, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Controversial topic: Sometimes, adults may need teeth extracted to make room so their other teeth can be aligned properly. If you have crowding in the arches, you many not notice any change at all. If concerned, get a second opinion BEFORE the treatment.
Answered on Aug 17, 2015
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