For the most part, Dr. Adams will be able to treat most orthodontic problems without having teeth extracted or removed. However, Dr. Adams’ experience has taught him that if a patient presents with severe crowding, or other orthodontic issues that require teeth to be extracted or removed, then teeth must be removed. Dr. Adams has the experience, competence and confident to make that decision for patients. This is not done out of arrogance or ego but out of genuine concern for the patient’s long-term well-being and what is truly in his or her best interests in order to achieve excellent and stable results.
Not extracting teeth when it is truly needed will always lead to very bad consequences. These consequences include one or more of the following:
Teeth do not fit properly, promoting wear and tear of teeth.
Poor esthetic result, looks terrible
Patient in braces or Invisalign / clear aligners for many years, resulting in gum disease, cavities and tooth scarring
teeth relapsing back to their crowded state after braces are taken off or after Invisalign /clear aligner treatment terminates
receding gum lines
teeth being moved right out of bone
tooth / teeth non-vitality
In Dr. Adams’s 20 plus years of experience, not one patient has ever complained that he or she did not like their excellent results for Dr. Adams made the right choice in prescribing that teeth needed to be extracted or removed in order to achieve those excellent results. In addition, in all the thousands of patients that Dr. Adams has treated over the years, not one has ever experienced a sunken in face or profile due to teeth being extracted. To the contrary, these patients were ecstatic about the results achieved and were smiling from ear to ear. More importantly, these excellent results were more likely to remain stable for a lifetime because teeth were removed.