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Effect of Bicuspids extraction

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Posted by: ecst123  (9 years ago)
Hello guys. I am so thankful I found this informative website. I was told I need to have my four premolars extracted for braces. I have crowding on my bottom teeth and buck teeth on my upper teeth. I have been told that the treatment will go on for about two years.What are the effects of this? Does it alter my facial structure? I hope you could help me out as I'm really worried about the consequences. Thank you so much.
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Hello ecst123!

The goal of braces is to optimize your bite, correct and align your teeth and beautify your tooth structure!

Your facial structure won't change due to your braces, however your smile definitely will; so indirectly the treatment will affect your facial expression as a whole.

Nevertheless, the change will surely be positive; else your orthodontist would not perform the treatment!

All the best!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: ecst123  (9 years ago)
Thank you Doc!

Your positive answers made me relieved. I am fine now.

Kind Regards!

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Posted by: perfectsmile  (9 years ago)
Your profile will improve after the treatment. Relax and be happy that you will have a good looking face after treatment with nicely aligned teeth.