Is there an orthodontic ( or dental ) treatment that involves pushing the molars behind an extracted Maxillary-first-molar to move into the empty gap, for a 52 year old patient ?
- I saw this on an internet page somewhere, and now cannot re find it.
- The internet page I had found referred to both adult and child age patients.
- I assume that if a Maxillary-second-molar is pushed ( by orthodontic treatment ) into the empty gap created by the extraction of a Maxillary-first-molar, that then any molars behind the Maxillary-second-molar would also have to be shifted by orthodontic treatment so that no gap remains.
- Also, I think I read recently that molars 'naturally' move forward ( towards the front of the mouth ) if an empty gap occurs.