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Extraction-Free Orthodontics

One of the most popular methods used by orthodontists across the country to make room for teeth in a crowded mouth is extraction. However, at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we believe in assessing the big picture by determining why the teeth don’t all fit and solving the problem as a whole without pulling teeth just to make room.

Dr. Buck has discovered that the reason many people suffer from crowded teeth is that their jaws never fully developed to the size nature intended in order to accommodate the full smile they were meant to have. Using his revolutionary system to help stimulate jaw growth, patients don’t need to have teeth extracted in order to have a beautiful smile.

Here are a few reasons why you should always seek a second opinion before having teeth removed:

You need them.

Usually, the premolars are removed to make room for crowded teeth in traditional orthodontics. These premolars are essential for chewing small pieces of food, and when they are removed the canine teeth have to take on all the extra work. Over time, this will put unnecessary wear and tear on the canine teeth.

The premolars are also an important asset in facial structure. When they're removed the rest of the teeth slide backward into the mouth where the space has been created. When this occurs, the face often appears flatter, including the cheekbones and chin.

You might start snoring.

When everything in the mouth slides backward into the space the premolars once inhabited, it can create a smaller space for the tongue. This can lead to an increased risk for mouth breathing, snoring and, in turn, sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is not only annoying, but also dangerous. It occurs when the tongue or throat muscles obstruct the airway, causing an interruption in breathing - sometimes many times per night - during sleep. It can lead to or exacerbate other problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, acid reflux and more.

If a dentist or orthodontist has recommended that you or your child have teeth extracted before beginning orthodontic treatment and you’d like a second opinion, call Dr. Buck today at 206-316-8286 to find out your options.

 

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