Doc, My son aged 10 years has been told by the orthodontist that he has lesser space in the jaw than required leading to uneven teeth line. The dentist has advised that there is a requirement to remove four Permanent Teeth to make space for waiting teeth. Is it a correct line of treatment. Thanks (SK Didwania)

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  • Satish

    Satish 08 - April - 2011, at 06:09 AM

  • Sir, Why is it only pre molar to be removed for making space. Will it not affect the over all chewing capability?

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 06 - April - 2011, at 10:31 AM

  • if the teeth are uneven then thebest treatment is to go for the braces treatment. In braces treatment the teeth are aligned and for that space is needed. Some times sufficient space is present as the dentition is spaced. in such cases there is no need to create the space. But some times the required space is more than the space available. In such cases the teeth has to be removed and the dentist has to remove the four permanet teeth ,one from each quadrant. The teeth removed are the first premolars. In your child's case also te dentist wants to remove the four permnent teeth to create the space in which the uneven teeth can be adjusted. For more info on braces treatment you can visit the following link...

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