Profile changes of patients treated with and without premolar extractions.

  title={Profile changes of patients treated with and without premolar extractions.},
  author={Aslihan Mediha Ertan Erdinç and Ram S. Nanda and Tarisai C. Dandajena},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={132 3},
INTRODUCTION In this study, we evaluated and compared treatment effects and long-term soft-tissue profile changes in patients treated with extraction of 4 first premolars and with a nonextraction protocol. METHODS Cephalometric records of 98 patients were evaluated. For half (n = 49) of the patients, treatment included the extraction of 4 first premolars; the other 49 patients had no premolar extractions. The groups were evaluated before treatment (T1), at the end of treatment (T2), and at… CONTINUE READING

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