While we may consider the removal of a baby tooth on occasion, it is more rare to remove an adult tooth. With the braces we use, we rarely have to take out any adult teeth. Keeping all your teeth for a broad, natural smile is always our first choice. However, for some people, braces just can’t make enough space, so taking teeth out will give you the best smile and the best fit of your teeth. We close the space as we move the teeth for the most natural smile.
In most cases, we like to start your treatment without taking any teeth out; we can then see how things change before making the decision to remove an adult tooth. In these cases, where it makes sense to take teeth out, it will be obvious to you and your family as well.
Everyone’s teeth and smile are different and we’re happy to help guide you to the best decision for you and your smile. Call or email our office for a consultation!