Supernumerary teeth: moving a premolar in a place of a molar?

Discussion in 'Orthodontics' started by bielbiel, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. bielbiel


    Feb 3, 2018
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    Hello. I have an extra tooth (hyperdontia) in my lower jaw (a mandibular canine). One suggestion was to extract the mandibular first molar which also has root canal done and move the mandibular second premolar and mandibular first premolar with braces to allow the extra tooth to come up. Another orthodontist commented that this would damage my occlusion and suggested to let it be, since the extra tooth is not erupting. Is this a good idea? To put a premolar in a place of a molar?

    I am attaching a x-ray
    bielbiel, Feb 3, 2018
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