Volume 8 Issue 10 (October, 2020)

Review Articles

Premolars; Friend or Enemy- A Review from Orthodontist Prospective
Dr. Jeevana Kollipara, Dr Pooja Jain, Dr Dhananjay Rathod, Dr. Ravi Jhamb, Dr Prasad Anand Khudare, Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari

During the orthodontic treatment planning, tooth crowding as well as the protrusions require rigorous attention which includes extraction of the first and second premolars. Some important elements of orthodontic diagnosis- maxillomandibular relations, dentoalveolar bone discrepancies, skeletal maturation, dental asymmetries, facial profile and also the patient cooperation. The present review summarizes the perspectives of authors, reasons for the decline in extractions as well as the present understanding of debate. Keywords: Controversy, Extraction, Non- extraction, Orthodontics, Premolar

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