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Reasons for Extractions with Orthodontic Treatment A dental extraction also known as tooth extraction is a procedure that removes teeth from the dental alveolus or also called socket in the alveolar bone while Orthodontic treatment or braces is the treatment of choice for misalignment and malocclusion. Ideally, treatments will involve the mere pulling, pushing, tipping, tilting and rotating of the teeth. Different forces are placed on them to bring them to the proper position. And sometimes, there is a need for teeth extractions. Do I Need Extractions with my Orthodontic Treatment? There are a lot of opinions, and not all are founded on good scientific evidence. This is why it’s important for your teeth to be diagnosed orthodontist and have a treatment plan based on your uniqueness, and needs. It is important to have an appropriate extractions and treatment. What about alternatives to removal of teeth? The upper and lower jaw of a child and adolescent can be made wider by activating the growth center running front-to-back through the center of the jaw with an appliance known as an expander. This growth center normally fuses during the late teens. But, in the lower and upper jaw of adult patients, expansion is really the spreading of teeth within the existing bone dimensions. This sort of expansion is limited and critical because the bone that forms and covers the roots under the gums is fairly thin and does not expand or grow when the teeth are pushed outwardly.


How many teeth are typically removed for braces? Not including the wisdom teeth, as they often are removed for reasons separate from orthodontic treatment goals. Of the remaining teeth, It is common to remove an odd number of teeth one or three when addressing asymmetry. Typically, Premolars in the fourth and fifth teeth from the front, are the most common teeth to be extracted. Teeth Extractions and Braces While not all orthodontic cases require teeth extractions, sometimes it is also part of the treatment plan. This concerns many patients, because apart from the pain and discomfort involved in the procedure, people are reluctant to let go of perfectly good teeth. Most teeth extractions required for braces, involve teeth that are healthy. But they are performed because of the following reasons: To create space. The most common reason for teeth removal for braces is to create space. When the teeth are crowded or crooked, you can relieve the space on the jaw, so that you can move the teeth around and bring it to its proper place. The common teeth extractions are the premolars because of its size and position. This extraction should be good enough to create space to be able to move teeth around. To prevent relapse. In the case of impacted molars or wisdom teeth, their removal may be prescribed as a preventive measure. Wisdom teeth that are impacted will not come out into occlusion anymore, but their position within the bone can be destructive, because they can push the adjacent teeth. This is why relapse is common after braces. When the wisdom teeth are left after braces, they may render the treatment useless, because of the relapse. A valuable measure would be to take them out, whether or not they are present with any symptoms. To reduce the total treatment time. If the teeth are to be moved to the desired new position without extraction of teeth, the whole treatment may consume a lot more time than usual and the treatment may extend from one year to two or two and a half in some cases. Ideally, bring your child to our dental office when he or she is losing baby teeth and our the orthodontist will help. The doctor can evaluate the jaw for any treatment in the near future. If you are from Spruce Grove, contact us and our dentists will absolutely cater your needs. Straight teeth last a lifetime with our talented orthodontist’s help.

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Reasons for Extractions with Orthodontic Treatment | Garden Dental  

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Reasons for Extractions with Orthodontic Treatment | Garden Dental  

Address: 306, McLeod Ave, Unit 1 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A9 Phone: 780 962 3443 Email: info@gardendental.ca Website: https://www.gar...

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