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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Atypical Therapeutic Extraction in Orthodontics (Mandibular Incisor Extraction): A case report

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Author Details : Luv Agarwal, Ankit Gupta

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 260-264

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Extraction versus non-extraction debate has been a major controversy in orthodontics and it is still continuing since Angle era. Extraction of premolar teeth is the conventional treatment of choice for the management of class I malocclusion cases but in border line cases, orthodontists find difficulty in making a decision particularly in cases with good facial esthetics. However class I malocclusion with arch length tooth tissue discrepancy can be managed with the extraction of a lower incisor tooth. This would produce a more acceptable aesthetic outcome. Lower incisor extraction becomes a therapeutic alternative to premolar extractions in cases of lower anterior crowding and cases with well occluded posterior teeth.

 Crowding, Mandibular incisor extraction, Orthodontic treatment, Bolton discrepancy, Class I malocclusion

How to cite : Agarwal L, Gupta A, Atypical Therapeutic Extraction in Orthodontics (Mandibular Incisor Extraction): A case report. Int J Oral Health Dent 2016;2(4):260-264

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