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Braces

Milch tooth

04/26/2004

Question:

My daughter Has a milch tooth on #29. It will be extracted. Now she is fifteen years old and half. Orthodontics(braces) can close the missing premolar? The wisdom tooth#32 can shift to #31?

Answer:

If I have not ansered this before, the answer is yes, depending on the relationship with the opposing teeth above. If your orthodontist says he can close the space then I am sure it will work.

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Response by:

Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University