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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

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 more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait before i can get braces after having wisdom tooth removal?

How long do I have to wait before i can get braces after having wisdom tooth removal?

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 more

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How to know if i need tooth extraction for braces?

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 more

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Do you think I'll need tooth extraction for braces?

Do you think I'll need tooth extraction for braces?

No clue: Without examination, it is impossible to tell. Only a fraction of orthodontic patients need extractions. As your orthodontist during your consultation. ...Read more

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Can tooth extraction occur if someone got braces at age 24?

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 more

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What to do if I have serious facial pain after tooth extraction and braces applied?

What to do if I have serious facial pain after tooth extraction and braces applied?

Call ur orthodontist: Your orthodontist will know exactly what treatment has been rendered, and why that treatment might be hurting you. ...Read more

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A permanent tooth is loose, after a tooth extraction next to it for braces. Will it adhere?

A permanent tooth is loose, after a tooth extraction next to it for braces. Will it adhere?

Can happen: Sometimes after extraction because of the trauma to adjacent bone and gums and if teeth are already undergoing ortho treatment can feel loose..Should feel better in a week..If doesn't than shod consult your dentist.. ...Read more

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Just had tooth extraction for braces because the alignment isn't straight. Is this the right choice?

Just had tooth extraction for braces because the alignment isn't straight. Is this the right choice?

If recommended: It is very common to require tooth extraction as part of the treatment plan in order to achieve the best tooth alignment with orthodontic treatment. Each case is different and needs to be evaluation on its own specific circumstances. ...Read more

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Are braces and tooth extraction considered a cosmetic procedure?

Are braces and tooth extraction considered a cosmetic procedure?

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 more

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Are all persons that undergone tooth extraction will always have a moving spaces? Is it always necessarily to have the braces? Thank you

Are all persons that undergone tooth extraction will always have a moving spaces? Is it always necessarily to have the braces? Thank you

See your dentist: Yes teeth always move... Sometimes they move a lot, and sometimes they move so little you can't tell. Most people benefit from orthodontics (braces), but how they benefit varies from person to person. See your dentist and learn what is best for you! ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more