Fixed appliance orthodontics: extraction or non-extraction and soft tissue changes


52 studies were identified for this review of the effect of extraction or non-extraction fixed orthodontic treatment of soft tissue profiles . However they were mainly poor quality retrospective studies providing very low quality evidence suggesting that tooth extractions might be associated with differences in the soft tissue profile compared to non-extraction treatment.

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Changes to the mouth following tooth extraction


Tooth extraction is the most common surgical procedure and is associated with changes to the supporting structures. The aim of this review was to assess the magnitude of dimensional change of both the hard and soft tissues of the alveolar ridges after tooth extraction. The Medline and Cochrane Central databases were searched and a selection [read the full story…]