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.
Sometimes. Braces are sometimes done for cosmetic reasons but more frequently they are done for functional reasons, so that your bite is better and healthier, your jaw is able to function in a healthy way, and you can keep your mouth healthy for your entire life. A healthier bite will also look better.

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

Extractions. If a patient has a tooth size to bone size discrepancy, no matter the age, tooth extraction may be necessary to be able to arrange the other teeth into the best possible alignment for function, stability, and esthetics. See anorthodontist for initial examination (often free) and an opinion as to whether extractions will be necessary to resolve your particular malocclusion. Read more...
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...

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...
Bite collapse. If a tooth is removed adjacent and opposing teeth will collapse into extraction space. Often a Orthodontic Treatment required before area can be restored. Please see both a good Restorative Dentist and a specialist Orthodontist. In consultation with each other they can arrive at the best treatment plan for you. Read more...

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...
Very common. Having pain after your surgery is expected and common. It is recommended to take Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain control. After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. Read more...
Oral surgeon. See oral surgeon first. If extraction sites negative, see orthodontist. Also not impossible extraction or braces contributed to TMJ problem If so, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...

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

Yes . Unfortunately, sometimes space is needed to move teeth to proper position. If space is not available then extractions are an option. Extraction prior to orthodontic treatment is common. Read more...
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...

How to know if I need tooth extraction for braces?

Full analysis. Records and xrays are made at your initial visit to determine the treatment plan suitable for your particular case. Your doctor will advise you. Read more...
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...

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...
If. If you have enough bone to support a full compliment of teeth, no extractions. If tooth size exceeds bone size, extractions may be necessary. Can't grow the size of the jaw bones in adults, only kids. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an opinion. They should be able to give you a pretty good idea at the very first visit as to what to expect. Read more...

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.

Braces can help. Sorry that you lost your teeth. Yes, braces can close the gaps but if they are large, fixed bridges or implants can be placed. However, do not wait long since the back molars can tip forward and causes further collapse of the bite. This then can caused a TMJ problem in the future. Read more...
Maybe. Most likely you may need to replace at least one of the teeth with a bridge or implant. Braces may also be indicated along with the tooth replacement. Read more...
How long? If teeth missing for a long time, bone may have dissolved away in bicuspid areas. Also, other teeth have probably tipped and drifted. In most situations like this the best treatment is collaboration between the orthodontist and the restorative dentist to create the best possible platform on which to replace the missing teeth. See both for consultation. Read more...
Consultation. See your general dentist and an orthodontist about your treatment goals. Braces can close spaces, but my not be able to close all the space. Braces will, optimize the space so that you can possible have a bridge or implants to complete your treatment. Have your treatment plan worked out before you start so both dentist and orthodontist can work together. Read more...
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 more...