Extractions may be indicated where there is severe crowding or the persons lips are unacceptably full.
Lower incisor crowding often occurs in the mid thirties and gets worse over time. This problem may lead to adults seeking braces even if they have had braces as children. If the crowding is severe a tooth may need to be extracted or the lower teeth may need to be made thinner by reproximation.
Premolars can be extracted in various patterns depending on the malocclusion.
Upper 1st premolar extraction therapy