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Is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontic treatment?

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A common question that keeps people from getting an orthodontic treatment is whether or not an extraction will be necessary in order to begin. Another relevant and frequent question is if there are any alternative procedures or other kinds of treatments that do not involve any type of extraction whatsoever. In this article, we are going to answer these questions and put to rest any doubts about the role of dental extractions in the orthodontic process.

When is tooth extraction necessary?

To the relief of most people, the answer is no. In most cases, an extraction is not necessary to start an orthodontic treatment. Even with special cases in which tooth removal is actually necessary, in most patients the procedure can be done without an extraction. This is where the dental health professional’s knowledge comes into play. An evaluation is needed, in order to know, if any kind of extraction will be required and it is their job to make sure they only perform an extraction when it is absolutely needed.

When is tooth extraction necessary?

In some cases a tooth extraction is necessary to leave other teeth room to realign with the treatment. However, there are a couple of reasons of when a tooth extraction might be needed, here is a list:

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

If an extraction is necessary, are there other alternative treatments?

The short answer is yes, there are other kinds of orthodontic treatments that do not require an extraction. You can call us at Somos Dental in order to know the entire repertoire of options and find out what the most appropriate orthodontic treatment is for you. We have years of experience in this field and assessing patient treatment needs. The orthodontic market has been growing fast, at Somos Dental we are up to date with the newest treatments, so you have the best options all at the same place.

The decision of an extraction is part of the dental health professional’s knowledge. Our experts know that an extraction should only be taken into consideration when it is the best option for that specific case. At Somos Dental we have a team of dental health professionals who have had years of experience in orthodontic treatments and dental extractions. You can contact us through any means listed on this page or also by visiting any of our locations. We are located in 4 different areas: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. Don’t wait give us a call at 623-869-1091 and schedule your appointment today!

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