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A 16-year-old female asked:

my top 2nd molars are on my gum going into my cheek not inline i am in braces but there's no bracket on them to move them should they be removed?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: The decision to treat the second molars or remove them should be determined by the dentist and/or orthodontist who is currently treating you.
Dr. S. jay Bowman
Orthodontics 36 years experience
Call: Please call your orthodontic specialist for an appointment to discuss your concerns before you present for removal of your braces. Be proactive.

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Last updated Aug 30, 2013

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