Extractions vs. Nonextractions

Does unnecessary extraction of teeth, for Orthodontic treatment, damage the face?



Twins Study – Case treated by Dr Alan Bagden:



  • Twin sisters
  • Similar malocclusions
  • Comparison of extraction vs. nonextraction



  • Traditional ceph and model analysis suggest extractions to achieve “correct” tooth positioning and jaw relationships. The nonextraction case was the experimental case.



  • One was treated with extractions. Which is which?


Photos credited to the Damon Manual by Dr Tom Barron, Maryland, USA.

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