How to know if extraction needed for braces? (Photos)

I have had a few ortho consults and have been told I need braces to fix my bite, widen smile, and straighten teeth. One ortho said extraction not needed and another one said it is. How do I know who is right? What will extraction benefits and negatives be?

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both orthodontists are right.

op1 extraction -  orthodontist will use regular braces. 

op2 extraction - orthodontist will use damon wire / braces > expansion of arches.

so if u r comfortable with extraction go for regular braces, if u want wide hollywood smile go for damon braces.

change in arch form [widen arch] increases relapse tendency.


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