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Tooth Extraction vs. Braces

06/09/2010

Question:

Does any one still opt. to remove the I teeth instead of braces? My parents had this done to me and my teeth are not perfect, but there close enough. I would like to do the same for my child and can`t find someone to do this. Why is every one so opposed to it?

Answer:

Removal of teeth without the application of braces afterwards is not predictable. Sometimes you get lucky and have a good result but most of the time the result is not up to today's standards for fit and appearance of the teeth.

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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