Is it possible for my teeth to be straightened with metal braces without the removal of 4 bicuspids? (Photo)
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Braces without Extractions
Do I need teeth extracted?
The better question is, "what is the best treatment for me"?
In this case the answer probably is: yes tooth extraction would give you a better and more stable result.
When you said dentist recommended extractions I certainly would make sure you see an orthodontist and make sure that this orthodontist is not someone who "prides themselves" on how many patients he/she can treat without extractions. If this is their goal then it is easy to achieve, but why remove a great tool (extractions) from your tool box? Sometimes it is the best tool for the problem
Is it possible for my teeth to be straightened with metal braces without the removal of 4 bicuspids?
Would I extract teeth in your case? I have no idea without seeing your face and images of your TMJ.
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