March 11th, 2014
Can Having Teeth Removed Ruin My Face?
Many patients have looked online and have read in forums where supposed experts give answers to questions such as this. A lot of these supposed online experts say that patients should avoid having teeth removed at all costs. Don’t believe everything you read online. The situation is different for every patient, and any good orthodontist or dentist knows better than to give any kind of advice such as this without even examining the patient.
Having permanent teeth removed can change a person’s face, but changing doesn’t necessarily mean ruin, as it can also improve the look of a person’s face. The recommendation to remove teeth is not one that any orthodontist should take lightly. However, sometimes it is necessary. In most cases, extraction should not change the patient’s profile. The orthodontist will take x-ray measurements to ensure that removal of teeth in cases of moderate to severe crowding will not change the position of the lips.
The primary reason for tooth extraction is because of severe crowding – when there isn'tenough space for the teeth. Extraction may be used to create space so that the rest of the teeth can be moved into the correct position. Your orthodontist may also need to extract teeth if the size of your upper and lower jaw doesn’t match. Extraction can also be used to correct the shape of the lips, which is based on the teeth behind them.
Some patients arrive at the orthodontist with lips that don’t even touch upon closure because of teeth that are so protrusive. These teeth are sticking out everywhere because there is no other place for them to go. In cases like these, extraction is recommended for the patient’s own health and wellbeing. Severe problems like this, if not corrected when the patient is a child, only tend to get worse as they become adults.
What if I Don’t Have Teeth Removed?
On the contrary, not having teeth removed when an orthodontist recommends it could cause regret after the braces come off. In cases where patients refuse recommended tooth removal, noticeable changes can occur in lip position after trying to fit too many teeth into too small a space. This can cause protruding of the lips as teeth are aligned.
There are alternatives to having teeth removed, but they may not be right for every patient. Your orthodontist will offer you any feasible option that could save all of your teeth, but keep in mind that one might not exist for you. If that is the case, tooth extraction will give you the best result possible. After all, don’t you want to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of?
Consult with an orthodontist at Wilson Orthodontics to find out if tooth extraction will be a necessary procedure for you and what your alternatives to tooth extraction are so you can get the smile you’re looking for! Visit our website and make an appointment for a consult today!
Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone No.: 770-536-0882
Teeth Extraction: Reasons, Precautions and Consequences