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Ortho and extractions
« on: January 04, 2018, 12:41:12 PM »

I want to ask you important question regarding extractions

So the first ortho I went suggested that I extract lower premolars ( I have slight class III but its not notcieable tbh)

I was reluctant because I read this forum alot before and I know about extraction=face change thing

However my second ortho favours the nonextraction methods but she does not know yet will I have to extract

I was curious, does extraction of the lower premolars for class III has any impact on facial changes?

I can see how would the extraction of upper premolars have impact on face ( Sunken cheeks, flat midface etc.) but I cannot see how would lower premolar extraction have impact on face (except maybe lower jaw narroving or smth)

Anybody care to explain

Also your advice, what should I do?


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Re: Ortho and extractions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 12:43:07 PM »
Potentially less space for your tongue.