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Early Premolar Extraction: An Uncommon but Very Effective Treatment Option

Andre Wilson Machado*1 and Sergei Godeiro Rabelo Caldas2

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000256

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    • 1Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
    • 2Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
    • Corresponding author: Andre Wilson Machado, DDS, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Section of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Av. Araújo Pinho, 62, 7º andar, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador/BA, Brazil

Received: July 22, 2017;   Published: August 07, 2017

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The terminology “serial extraction” in Orthodontics was first described in the late 1920’s when Kjellgren [1] decided to plan the extraction of certain deciduous and permanent teeth at early stages of the dentition development. Since the extractions are under taken at the transitional dentition. This type of treatment is defined as “Early Treatment” in Orthodontics [2]. The main indication for this treatment approach is for patients with severe crowding caused by tooth size arch discrepancies [3,4]. In other words, when maxillary and/or mandibular arches cannot accommodate teeth, extraction becomes an interesting option.

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