Should I extract 4 premolar teeth for braces? (photo)
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Bicuspid Extraction Before Braces?
I rarely ever recommend bicuspid extractions before braces. This is antiquated orthodontics that is rarely ever needed as a way to resolve crowding and/or protrusion.
Arch development is a far better way to create the necessary space to properly align teeth. The results are far superior to amputating healthy bicuspid teeth.