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?

Doctor Answers 1


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.

India Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.