Will this require extraction prior to braces?

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    fhidalgo

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    Hi everyone.

    I've been wanting to have my teeth straightened out (especially the lower ones) and I'm considering doing this within the next couple of weeks. Prior to going to the dentist though, I'd like to get your opinions as to whether at least one of my bottom teeth will require extraction prior to getting the braces. As you can see below, one of my bottom teeth on the right side is crooked... it's a bit recessed from the others. Is this something that should be pulled so that the braces work properly, or is this part of the procedure that the braces aim to fix? My concern is that the gum portion for this crooked tooth is "owned" by the two flanking it, so I'm not sure how that would work out once the braces are applied, and if it's keep, is there a considerable amount of pain that I should expect on this specific area given its current state?

    Thanks a lot for any feedback. In case it helps, I'm 26 y/o.
     

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    Forgot to attach a 2nd image. Thanks!
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    You need to see an orthodontist. It's hard to be sure from the photos, but it seems like your upper canines have not come through. This will require specialist orthodontics to assess and treat.
     
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