What are pros and cons of teeth filling?
Q. I had braces when I was 17. At the time there was an issue with overcrowding on the bottom teeth. There was discussion of pulling a tooth, but it was not done. I’m now 33 and have overcrowding of my lower front 6 teeth. My orthodontist suggested pulling a tooth or filing the teeth down. What are the pros and cons of filing the teeth down? Does this ruin your tooth enamel?
A. Slight adjustments using a techniwque known as interdental stripping helps to create the space in order to align the teeth. The loss of a tooth often causes an asymmetrical final result but might be your only option if the teeth are very crowded.
Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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