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Tooth Removal For Braces
Do all braces always require tooth removal at some point. I am hoping i don't have to remove any as i already have fewer teeth. I have just had my braces put in 2 weeks ago as an adult, 30 years old. One front tooth is slightly under my bottom teeth when
30%: Orthodontic specialists treat 70% or more of their patients without extractions. I hope you are seeing an orthodontic specialist (as opposed to a gp) for your very specialized care. If the orthodontist did not mention extractions, your individualized treatment plan probably does not require extractions. Ask him/her at your next visit, follow instructions to the letter, and you should be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 weeks: I tell patients to wait at least 2 weeks after extractions prior to any other dental work that is not emergent. In some cases, people may still be sore or heal more slowly than others and in these cases i would wait until you feel better and your dentist or oral surgeon says it is ok to have braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an orthodontist: There is no single answer to the question. Extracting teeth to relieve overcrowding is a very common. Any promise that treatment can be completed without extractions, especially before an assessment has been completed, should be regarded with considerable caution. See an orthodontist for evaluation and imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: Extracting teeth to relieve overcrowding is a very common at any age. Any promise that treatment can be completed without extractions, especially before an assessment has been completed, should be regarded with considerable caution. See an orthodontist for evaluation and imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had tooth extraction for braces because the alignment isn't straight. Is this the right choice?
To whom?: Some dental insurance companies may not have covered charges for orthodontic treatment. It all depends upon the contract. Extractions for non-orthodontic purposes are usually a covered expense, but may or may not be when part of an orthodontic treatment plan. Personally, i consider correcting malocclusions both cosmetic and functional improvements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lost two of my lower bicuspid teeth on both sides. Can I use braces to fix the gap? I don't think I need tooth extraction because my teeth are not crowded.
Criteria: As a 19 year old, if the rest of your teeth are in correct position, and your occlusion (bite) is normal, it would be best to replace those missing teeth with implant supported crowns and as soon as possible to prevent drifting of your remaining teeth. Otherwise i recommend that you consult with both an orthodontist and restorative dentist to work as a team & decide what treatment is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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