Orthodontic treatment for crowding: review found similar results with early and late extractions

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This new review looks at early or late premolar extraction for the orthodontic treatment of severe crowding. However, only seven retrospective studies are available so it is difficult to assess which protocol is more effective.

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Is there a relationship between dental crowding and caries?

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The crowing of teeth disrupts the normal proximal and occlusal contacts and creates area for potential plaque and food accumulation. As a consequence it has been considered a risk factor for dental caries. However, studies looking at a relationship between crowding and caries have been contradictory. The aim of this review was therefore to assess [read the full story…]