Home Ask The Dentist Medicaid Polls Procedure Descriptions FAQ's Consultants Schools Directories Research


Dental Health Directory Library

FAQ:  Braces

Smart Alternative to Flossing Braces
Can I Use My Retainers Again?

Lost Retainer Treatment Option
Invisalign - Veneer Combination
Brace Pain and Hygiene Products
Which Age to Start?
Braces + Veneer Combo
Orthognathic Surgery Alternative
Orthodontist Directory
Underbite FAQ
Overbite FAQ
Braces FAQ
Foods to Avoid
Ice Invisible Brackets
Invisalign Candidates
Six Month Ortho
Failed Orthodontics
Become a Research Subject
Bite Occlusion Poll
Extraction Orthodontics
Childrens Ortho FAQ

Orthognathic Surgery Success - A Testimonial
Avoid Headgear and Extraction Ortho
3M Unitek Self Ligating Braces
Tooth Enamel White Spot Treatment
Lingual Braces
Myobrace: Non Metallic Ortho Braces
Orthodontic Treatment Procedures

Braces and Overbite Ask The Orthodontist Edward Leventhal Question:
Teeth pulled for braces! I am a 26 year old female who had braces during middle school.

My orthodontist pulled 4 teeth (2 on top, 2 on bottom) because of overcrowding. However, my smile has never been the same since and I do not like it.

It is not symmetrical and not as wide as it used to be. I never had large teeth, in fact very small ones, so I have no idea why I had teeth pulled.

Is there anything I can do to fix this and try to get a "normal" smile again? ...Visitor from PA

Unfortunately many orthodontists are taught to have four bicuspids extracted for orthodontic treatment.

I was taught strictly non extraction orthodontics. We have treated the most crowded dentition non extraction (except wisdom teeth).

I am now treating a patient who had four bicuspids extracted which aged her face 20 years. We are re establishing space for the four bicuspids and will place four implants and crowns. With creation of space, the patient's face already looks younger.

Edward Leventhal, DDS
Baltimore Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
8860 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 256-7300

Return to Braces FAQ

Return to FAQ Index

You also have the option of using Google search technology to conduct a specific search within our databases to find more specific information. Adjust search terms as needed to refine search results:

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

[Home]   [Ask The Dentist]   [FAQ's]   [Polls]   [Consultants]   [Directories]   [Articles]  
Contact the Editor
Technical Treatment Protocol Diagnosis Error Assessment
Free No Cost Dentist Advice
Featured in
Part of the Dental Network
Health Issues in Dentistry
Braces FAQ
All rights reserved - 1999-2016
Powered by DentMedHost
Dental Pros and Cons

Free Dentistry
Bad Teeth Gums Gallery