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Question:
How often is a tonsilectomy required for proper orthodontia? If a patient is borderline necessary, can proper mouth dynamics be achieved without the surgery. This patient shows no classic signs of problems..ie. infection, apnea, etc. ...Visitor from PA

Answer:
You sound like a dentist, and my opinion about orthodontic success is that the tonsils have to go. No questions or second doubts. Also, check the airway on a Ceph and get a sleep study.

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