Straight talk about extraction and nonextraction: a differential diagnostic decision.

  title={Straight talk about extraction and nonextraction: a differential diagnostic decision.},
  author={James Leonard Vaden and H E Kiser},
  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={109 4},
At one stage or another, orthodontics is usually a space management procedure, particularly during the correction of a Class I or Class II malocclusion. Orthodontists use space that is available or create space to correct malocclusions. There are anterior, posterior, lateral, and vertical dimensions of the dentition and its supporting structures. If the muscular balance is normal, the clinician should try to respect these dimensions. The orthodontic clinician should not be an extractionist or a… CONTINUE READING

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