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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Indications for lower incisor extraction – A case series review

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Author Details: P.P. Biswas, Bavitha T.K., Rijash U.V., Dhanya Jaibai, Hridya K.G.

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 5


Lower incisor extraction is a treatment regime since decades with its own advocates and opponents. Even though many pioneers and legends support lower incisor extraction therapy, there is still a dilemma in the orthodontic community which might be due to the fear of certain disadvantages such as formation of black triangles, midline discrepancy, loss of canine guidance, decrease in intercanine width and bite deepening. But proper case selection, treatment planning and treatment mechanics will produce stable and good results with lower incisor extraction therapy. In this article we are illustrating the specific indications of lower incisor extraction with the help of treated cases.

Keywords: Mandibular incisor, Extraction, Bolton discrepancy, Adult orthodontics, Black triangle.


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