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Serial Extraction

It is a sequential program of removal of teeth. It involves the early removal of one or more deciduous teeth so as to improve the occlusion of the teeth, and the removal of permanent teeth to conserve the ratio between tooth size and arch size. It is more commonly performed in case of class I malocclusion showing a normal bite of more than 10mm.

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We are told to remove the teeth and do the braces. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My family member has been advised for the removal of teeth and then the braces to be fixed for alignment. Kindly give a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, this is right. Alignment of teeth can be corrected only if we remove a few teeth which are not going to be needed in the future too to give space for teeth to shift themselves and align.  Read Full »

Will my outwardly placed teeth cause any complications in the long run?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are placed a little outwards, and I am concerned that if I do not use braces, will it affect my teeth in the long run? I do not want to use braces, but as my teeth are placed outwards, I am concerned about whether they will lose their strength in the future because of the con...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As you have outwardly placed teeth, there are chances that it may cause several issues like traumatic occlusion of the contacting teeth, aesthetic problems, and tooth abscess causing pain in teeth. In addition, sometime...  Read Full »

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