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If I have crowding in my mouth will they take out my teeth befor braces?

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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Almost never before

A very large percentage of orthodontic patients can be treated for crowding without removal of teeth.
In my own practice, i almost never have teeth removed before the braces are placed. The reason? The dentist or oral surgeon will never remove the wrong tooth (believe me, it happens). They never remove a tooth that already has a brace attached. Over-cautious, yes. Experience taught me the hard way.

In brief: Almost never before

A very large percentage of orthodontic patients can be treated for crowding without removal of teeth.
In my own practice, i almost never have teeth removed before the braces are placed. The reason? The dentist or oral surgeon will never remove the wrong tooth (believe me, it happens). They never remove a tooth that already has a brace attached. Over-cautious, yes. Experience taught me the hard way.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Crowded teeth

Each situation is unique.
The only way to know whether or not teeth need to be removed is to get an orthodontic evaluation.

In brief: Crowded teeth

Each situation is unique.
The only way to know whether or not teeth need to be removed is to get an orthodontic evaluation.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics

In brief: It dfepends

Your orthodontist will make a plan based on the size of your jaw and your age.
Your jaw may still be growing, so those teeth may all fit, eventually.

In brief: It dfepends

Your orthodontist will make a plan based on the size of your jaw and your age.
Your jaw may still be growing, so those teeth may all fit, eventually.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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