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.

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