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Do You HAVE to Get Teeth Extracted for Braces? Marietta, GA
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East Cobb Orthodontics is Marietta’s most comprehensive orthodontic care provider for the entire family. We’re committed to answering all your questions so that you can make the best decision about treatment.

One common concern people ask us about is whether or not they will need to get teeth pulled for braces.

You might be surprised to learn that it’s not a requirement. So, why does it happen sometimes?

Compensate for Crowding

Bone in the jaw fuses permanently in place at some point in the mid-teen years. This means that once the bone matures, you can’t expand your mouth to make room for all of your teeth. If your teeth are too many or too large for your mouth, then expect some moderate to severe crowding. If you want to straighten out your smile but expanding your jaw isn’t an option, then you have no other choice but to take out a few teeth.

Avoid Surgical Correction of Underbite/Overbite

It’s much faster and less invasive to have a couple teeth removed than to have your jaw surgically adjusted. Extracting just a couple of teeth can make up for a minor discrepancy in jaw size.

Get Rid of Buck Teeth!

Protruding front teeth may get your smile the kind of attention you don’t want. In order to pull those teeth back, you’re may have to remove some behind them to create extra room.

When removing teeth for braces, two bicuspids are typically removed, one on each side. No one else will notice that you’ve had those teeth removed once everything is aligned.

Contact our office for more information on ortho treatment. Dr. Capps or Dr. Iaculli will happily get you started with your first exam!

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

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My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

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My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

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