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Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is done to align teeth that are crooked or improperly positioned. They are used to close gaps between teeth, straighten crooked teeth, improve biting or chewing, prevent excessive tooth wear, and correct improper bite. The appliances used for orthodontic treatment are either removable or fixed.

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How much time will it take for the created space in orthodontic procedure to close on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are improperly aligned. My orthodontist says that my upper jaw arch is V-shaped which is normally U-shaped. And that they have to extract two upper premolars to create room for arch expansion. I am not sure if the space of two teeth can be filled up completely. Should I go fo...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Extraction of teeth for orthodontic reasons is not an uncommon practice and any tooth in the mouth can be removed provided that it is the most suitable one. In most cases, this tooth is one next to your cuspid or eyetooth. that is four teeth in both arches. Tooth rem...  Read Full »

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