Extracting Premolar Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment: The Risks

Patients Report Health and Aesthetic Consequences

50% of patients in braces worldwide on average get their premolar teeth extracted for braces.

Today when a patient goes to get orthodontic treatment, there is a chance that the orthodontist will say that adult teeth have to be extracted: usually 2 upper premolars and 2 lower premolars (and perhaps 4 wisdom teeth). The patient might be concerned: is it a good idea to…

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Associate Professor, University of Paris VIII

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Karin Badt

Karin Badt

Associate Professor, University of Paris VIII

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