Is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontic treatment?

A common question that keeps people in doubt about getting an orthodontic treatment is whether or not extracting dental pieces will be necessary in order to begin the orthodontic intervention, other relevant and frequent doubts are to know if there are any alternative procedures in the market and to know if there is a way to get another kind of treatment that does not involve any type of extraction whatsoever. Through this article, we are going to answer these questions and to clarify some doubts about the role of dental extractions in the orthodontic process.

To the relief of most people, the answer is no. In most of the cases, it is not necessary to extract any dental pieces to start orthodontic treatment. Even when there are some special cases in which tooth removal is actually necessary, in most patients the procedure can be carried on without the need for extraction of any dental pieces. This is where the dental health professional knowledge comes in play, an evaluation is needed in order to know if any kind of extraction will be needed and it’s his job to make sure to only carry on an extraction when it is strictly necessary.

When is tooth extraction necessary?

Sometimes tooth extraction is necessary to leave the teeth room to realign with the treatment. However, there are a couple of reasons to when tooth extraction is needed, we list some of them here:

  • Extraction of back molars to give room to wisdom teeth
  • Pronounced overbite or underbite
  • When there are teeth infused with the bone
  • Extraction of wisdom teeth which have already erupted
  • Impacted dental pieces

If there is a need to extract dental pieces, are there other alternative treatments?

The short answer is yes, there are other kinds of orthodontic treatments that do not have the need of extracting dental pieces. You can call us at Somos Dental in order to know the whole repertoire of options when looking at the most appropriate orthodontic treatment. We have years of experience in working along with our expertise in the field, and the patient needs of the treatment. The orthodontic market has been growing fast, in Somos Dental we are up to date with the newest treatments, so you have the best options at the same place.

The decision of extracting dental pieces is part of the dental health professional knowledge. But, without a doubt, an extraction should only be taken into consideration when it is the best option for the specific case. In Somos Dental we have a team of dental health professionals who have had experience in orthodontic treatments and the whole process of dental extractions. You can contact us through all the means that are listed on this page, or also by visiting us at our locations. In Somos Dental we are dental health care experts, we are located in 4 different places, Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. Schedule an appointment at 623-869-1091.

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