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Extraction for Orthodontic Treatment

08/18/2009

Question:

hello I am 22 year old and recently visited a dentist for orthodontic treatment, who said that right maxilary 1st molar needs to be extracted. I am little apprehensive about this. I had an orthodontic treatment before when I was 12-13, where my teeth got straightened after extracting maxilary left canine and 1 mandibular right premolar. at age of 18-19, my teeth started getting relapsed as anteriors strated getting procline .My upper 3rd molars have erupted and lower are impacted. should I go ahead with the treatment or I should forget it and let it be as getting 1st molar extracted is concorning me a little.

Answer:

This is a very unusual treatment plan and I would suggest getting a second opinion. Look for a board certified orthodontist in your area to obtain the most authoratative opinion. It is impossible to answer this question on line. Sorry.

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University