Oral surgery procedures are occasionally required to help properly align your teeth into the dental arch and to assist your orthodontist. The most commonly required oral surgery procedures necessary for optimal orthodontic results include:

  • Exposure of impacted teeth – canines are most common
  • Removal of erupted and impacted permanent teeth
  • Removal of retained or ankylosed primary teeth
  • Removal of extra or “supernumerary” teeth
  • Early removal of wisdom teeth interfering with proper eruption of second molar teeth
  • Surgical repositioning of improperly positioned teeth
  • Temporary anchorage device (TAD) placement

Most of these procedures are needed in the patient population under the age of 18. However, with more adults in orthodontic treatment, we have also treated patients into the fourth and fifth decades to assist with the orthodontic plan.

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