Non-extraction treatment

We believe in non-extraction treatment whenever humanly possible and with this goal in mind, we stress the importance of early assessment and interceptive treatment in younger children whenever it is deemed necessary.

Despite claims made by others, the scientific reality is that it is simply impossible and unjustifiable to treat everyone via non-extraction methods. This is especially the case if first contact with an orthodontist is in the mid-teens or later.

  • Non-extraction treatment
  • Non-extraction treatment
  • Non-extraction treatment
 

Approximately 20% of people proceeding into orthodontic treatment who initially present with significant dental crowding and/or protruding teeth will require two or more teeth extracted. In these cases, the extractions are essential to help establish the right balance between smile esthetics, facial profile features, gum health and long-term stability of the orthodontic treatment result.

The need for extractions can be eliminated for some children if they are correctly assessed and treated by a specialist orthodontist early (age 7-10 years).

Extractions are NEVER prescribed in situations where a negative impact on facial appearance may result.

Carousel Orthodontic Centre

Suites 3 & 4, 7-9
Pattie Street
Cannington, WA 6107
(08) 9258 8440

Opening hours
Monday 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am–5:30pm
Wednesday 8am–5:30pm
Thursday 9am–5:30pm
Friday 9am–3:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Margaret River Orthodontics

Suites 12 & 13,
The Reef Centre
33 Fearn Avenue
Margaret River, WA 6285
(08) 9758 8150

Opening hours
Monday 9am–5pm
Tuesday 9am–5pm
Wednesday 9am–5pm
Thursday 9am–5pm
Friday 9am–3pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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