Will I need to have any permanent teeth removed when I get braces?

Dr. Staples definitely prefers to treat patients without removing any permanent teeth if at all possible. However, if the teeth are excessively crowded and are protruding, removing teeth may sometimes be unavoidable. Typically, if extractions are needed, most orthodontists choose to extract two upper back teeth (bicuspids) and two lower back teeth (bicuspids) to relieve crowding and enhance the profile.

Fortunately, recent orthodontic advances have given us a new way to deal with extraction cases. Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are the latest innovation that Dr. Staples uses in order to reduce the need for extractions. Ask us about this new technology.

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