Is it okay to lose 2 teeth in order to get braces? (Photo)
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Is it okay to lose 2 teeth in order to get braces?
According to one photo only, it appears that you have moderate crowding of the upper teeth, and perhaps no crowding of the lower teeth. It is not necessary to have 2 upper teeth, i.e the 4th tooth removed from both right and left sides, as there is a way to treat your case without any removal of permanent teeth, by using a distalizing appliance, e.g Carriere Distalizer in your treatment, or other appropriate appliance with braces in your case. Please make sure that you are treated by a specialist, i.e. orthodontist, who can give you an alternate treatment option.