Although the dental community has routinely removed permanent teeth on patients prior to doing orthodontics, we now know that most of these teeth did not need to be removed. Most of these teeth were taken out to compensate for a skeletal descrepancy and the end result may be straight teeth but these patients end up with poor facial esthetics. Many of these patients have a diminished lower face which makes them look older than they are, additionally many of them end up with TMJ problems. I treat the majority of my cases without removing teeth by first treating any skeletal discrepancies. If you or someone you love needs to have an orthodontic evaluation please call our office for a no-charge consultation.
Michael W. Dagostino, D.D.S.