I have just gotten my lingual braces attached a few days back. Although my case is of non-extraction, the doctor suspects there may be a possibility that the space between my teeth won't be enough. He said that rather than getting the premolars removed he would go for proximal slicing instead. I'm worried whether it's a safe option for the long run. I have fairly sensitive teeth too and apprehend whether it will be a painful procedure. Please help.
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To deal with inadequate space you have been suggested proximal slicing which in a way will help align your teeth better. Use of floss and flouridated tooth should help you on a long term after completition of your orthodontic treatment.
Hi.. It's safe but there is increased risk of proximal cavities añd sensitivity. Ask your dentist more about it and go for fluoride rinsing and desensitizing paste regularly till you finish the treatment.
Proximal slicing is safe and good option over extraction, and is recommended whenever possible. It won't be a painful procedure. For sensitivity and long term success fluoride treatment and good oral hygiene is must.
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