My daughter who is 11 has an extra full grown tooth in the back of her upper molar. I took her to the dentist and they referred me to an orthodontist for braces. I haven't taken her yet, but my question is why can't the tooth be pulled? The dentist says why pull a good tooth? Well, to avoid her the pain of braces which i know all about, since i had them for 3 years. I had 4 molars pulled to space out my teeth for braces, so i dont understand why they cant' just pull one. This tooth does bother her at times, especially when she talks i can tell its bothering her, but i dont understand why the need for braces. They want to space out her teeth and pull this one forward. So, my question is has anyone had a child with an extra tooth that was just pulled?? I dont want to get jiffed and pay for $5,0000 braces if i really don't need to, and put my daughter through that pain.
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