Show of hands if you’ve had a POSITIVE experience post extractions

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Etal64
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Show of hands if you’ve had a POSITIVE experience post extractions

#1 Post by Etal64 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:31 pm

I had 4 extractions when I was 16... about 17 years ago. That’s never filled due to multiple reasons. I’m back at it, braces go on in a couple weeks, trying to close gaps, correct a deep bite, and widen my very narrow arches. I’m (still) so upset about the fact I had the extractions and am disheartened by all the cases I’ve seen of people not being able to correct their teeth after this. Someone please Give me a positive story. Tia!

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#2 Post by Etal64 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:32 pm

Omg it should say “show of hands”

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#3 Post by EmilyTravels » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:09 am

I had four premolars extracted prior to getting braces at age 13. No problems whatsoever, gaps closed with braces, and all was well. Later, in college, I had all four wisdom teeth extracted because the lowers were impacted. Again, no problems. This was many, many years ago, but that really shouldn't matter; in fact, braces technology has improved a great deal since I had them the first time around.

(Back in braces now for a completely different reason: fractured my jaw in a bike accident.)

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#4 Post by Etal64 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:12 pm

Thank you! Makes me feel a bit better. Sorry about your accident, hope your heal quickly. My husband got in a dirt bite accident as a teen and his teeth are still... let’s just say “expensive”. Thank god for dual dental insurance.

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#5 Post by EmilyTravels » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:55 pm

Etal64 wrote:Thank you! Makes me feel a bit better. Sorry about your accident, hope your heal quickly. My husband got in a dirt bite accident as a teen and his teeth are still... let’s just say “expensive”. Thank god for dual dental insurance.
Yes, you are lucky for that. I have no dental insurance so braces are all out of pocket, but looks like my health insurance is going to pay for my jaw surgery -- one of these days. :roll: Appreciate your good wishes! :)

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#6 Post by Lovespain5 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:22 am

Photo of my result after having a treatment with my 4 first bicuspids extracted and elastics because of bimax protrusion and lip incompetence.
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#7 Post by Nozzelnut » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:07 pm

I won't raise my hand as a positive outcome from extractions; but there are a lot of modern techniques used today that can repair that method of treatment. Implants, double jaw surgery, expanders can all be used to reverse the damage done.
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...

Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.

I'm emphatically against extraction orthodontics! It's easier for the orthodontist; not better for the patient!!!

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#8 Post by djspeece » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:01 am

<Raising Hand> I have had multiple extractions over the years with excellent results. The first ones came while on active duty in the Navy (in my mid-20s), when anyone with wisdom teeth that had not erupted had them removed. The theory was that an impaction during a deployment, especially a combat-related one, would hinder the mission. You didn't want to have a dental issue when out in the field in a hostile environment or under the sea. That's when I first learned that I have long roots. I thought it might bestow some sort of super-power, but alas long roots only require super-power on the part of the dentist to get them out :lol: . I had a couple more related to getting braces (in my early 60s) -- one was a tooth that had deteriorated due to a faulty crown, and the other was just jammed in at a weird angle, that every dentist who has ever treated me wanted to extract. Good experiences with those extractions as well, overall. My looks didn't change (sort of unfortunate), and after three years in braces I achieved the desired outcome. My ortho was good at explaining things when I asked. Best of luck to you!
Dan

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#9 Post by Beemur » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 am

I found out a few weeks back that my brother in law had his two upper first premolars extracted and his right lower first premolar when he was 17, he hated his braces and got them off a year early so he never finished his treatment until now, he's 27 and just finished his orthodontic work. Before the treatment he did have a bit of a flat looking upper lip area but since he got them straightened out he looks so different. He didn't even have a palatal expander or anything like that, he just had traditional braces.
It really is crazy though how far orthodontics has come with what they understand now and what they can do. I had a lower central incisor extracted for my treatment and I can't believe how they've made it look normal in my bottom arch, you'd think having a front tooth gone would be noticeable. High five for advancing orthodontic knowledge :jump:
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