WHY AN ORTHODONTIST MAKE TAKE OUT TEETH ON HIS PATIENTS

MAY 15th, 2020

oral health

I don't like taking out beautiful, healthy-looking teeth for any reason, but sometimes it's necessary. Sometimes to get the best result possible and the results that you want as an Orthodontic patient, I'm forced to take out teeth.

Learn the main reasons I take out teeth on orthodontic patients.

1. OVERCROWDING

Overcrowding is probably the most common and well-known reason. When teeth are overcrowded, there is just nowhere for them to go. I don't like to take out teeth, so I will only take out teeth if necessary.

If you have ever been to a consult with me in Allen, TX, you'll know that if you are borderline needing extractions, I will first align the teeth and see how they look. I always like to know what the teeth will look like before deciding if we will need to extract or not.

I can show my patients videos and simulations, but nothing is as good as real life. That's why aligning the teeth first and then choosing to extract is what I prefer to do on most patients.

2. REDUCE PROTRUSION

Protrusion is when your upper and lower teeth are sticking out too much. Most people don't like this but it can sometimes give you the appearance of a "full smile" which can be very attractive on some people. Some cultures like the more full look while others prefer the more vertical or retruded look.

Like I've said before and if you've met me you would know that I give you the options, educate my patients and then ultimately let you decide what you want your smile to look like. 



3. BITE CORRECTIONS

Dental protrusion is when your upper and lower teeth are sticking out too much. Most people don't like this, but it can sometimes give you the appearance of a "full smile," which can be very attractive to some people. Some cultures like the full look while others prefer the more vertical or retruded look.

Like I've said before, and if you've met me, you would know that I give you the options, educate my patients, and ultimately let you decide what you want your smile to look.


The final reason I'll take out teeth for my orthodontic patients is to help with bite correction. Sometimes when your top teeth are sticking out too much, it gives you a better result to just take out some top teeth and bring those teeth back to meet up with the lower teeth.

The same goes for underbites. If your lower teeth are sticking out too much, you can sometimes take out a couple of lower teeth to give you a proper overbite.

CONCLUSION

I prefer not to take out teeth, but when I take them out on our Allen patients, it's because of 1. overcrowding, 2. to reduce protrusion, or 3. for bite correction.

Extractions are always easier to explain in person, so if you are in the Dallas area and want to come in for a free consult in Allen, TX, let us know.

As always, if you have any questions or want me to explain something more in-depth, give us an email at [email protected]. If you are in the Allen, TX area, come in and say hello! I look forward to hearing from you.

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