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Did you need to get any teeth extracted during your treatment?

Poll ended at Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:12 pm

Total votes: 109

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Postby Jes » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:44 am

No teeth extractions, thank goodness. I'm such a wimp lol

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Postby kmwolfpac » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:04 am

The first orthodontist that I went to recommended that I have two teeth removed, but the second (the one I ended up using) said he didn't think I needed them removed. I did have my wisdom teeth out before getting the braces on though, but that was my dentists recommendation.

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Postby victor36 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:28 am

My laterals were behind my other teeth. This made the ortho a little unsure of keeping them. In the initial consultation, he said skeptically, "we're gonna try to do this without extractions". Luckily everything worked out well!
B-day: 02/06/07
Adjustments: 04/03/07, 05/30/07, 07/25/07, 09/18/07, 11/15/07, 01/10/08, 03/04/08, 05/08/08
Debonding: 07/01/08
18 month prognosis
Actual Treatment Time: 1 year, 4 months, 25 days
Click on the Image ↓↓ below for my story.

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Postby alimommy1 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:13 pm

I had 4 first bicuspids extracted before my treatment (plus my four lovely impacted wisdom teeth). I do know that a lot of treatments are completed now without extractions but I don't know how that could have worked in my case. Not only did I have a lot of crowding but I seem to have a small mouth and larger teeth so there just isn't room for a full set. I fear my daughter is going to run into the same problem UNLESS my hubby's good genes strike again.

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Postby suzeeq22 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:01 am

I've had two upper wisdom teeth removed recommeded by my regualr dentist not the ortho. I'm having both canines removed 10-31 recommended by the ortho.

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tooth removal

Postby karen52 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:32 pm

I had 8 teeth removed. My othodontist wanted to take out 4 at the sides to straighten my teeth. Then my dentist suggested taking out my second molars, which needed crowns, and pulling my wisdom teeth along to replace them. I went with that suggestion, even though the orthodontist said he could only move the wisdoms half way over into the space created. I now think it was a big mistake, as I find the gaps between my teeth wisdoms and the first molars huge and its difficult to eat.

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Postby bbsadmin » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:16 pm

I'm the owner/admin of this site. Had ceramic uppers, metal lowers ~3 years in my early 40's. Now in Hawley retainers at night!

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