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Monday, December 9, 2013
Tooth Extraction vs. Braces
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?
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.
Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University