One major concern about orthodontictreatment, especially if you are starting treatment later in life, is whether you will need to have teeth extracted in order to achieve your dream smile.
Non-extraction orthodontics can help you achieve a beautiful smile, without the need for removing healthy teeth.
This type of orthodontic treatment involves remodeling of the jaw bones in order to correct an overcrowded smile. If the dental arch is expanded, room can be made to properly accommodate all of the teeth.
If your smile is overcrowded, there are typically two ways to correct the issue. You can remove a tooth (or teeth) to make adequate room, or expand an arch to make room for all of the teeth.
One of the most common orthodontic issues is crowding, so finding enough room in the patient’s jaw to accommodate all of the permanent teeth is a common concern. Non-extraction orthodontics allow patients to retain their natural teeth, while widening the arch to ensure that can happen.
It is always ideal to attempt to approach orthodontic treatment from a non-extraction viewpoint. This type of approach is preferred as extractions can lead to gum recession and bone deterioration, which can lead to other issues.
Non-extraction orthodontics uses functional appliances, similar to retainers, to achieve beautiful results. While these appliances are removable, when used as directed by Dr. Pavlo, they can offer significant results that do not require extractions or surgery. This form of treatment is also much more comfortable and can result in patients spending less time in braces later.