I have orthodontics on my upper teeth. My orthodontist suggested that two of my upper teeth (4,4) should be removed. But, he extracted tooth no.3 from one side and no.4 from the other side. I was very concerned and in my next appointment asked him why he extracted tooth no.3? Was it a mistake? He said either I didn’t have tooth no.3 from birth or it’s been removed before. I’m very concerned. I look forward to your response. Thanks a lot.
In treatments, especially the ones associated with tooth extraction, the orthodontist usually applies braces on both jaws, and if there is a tooth missing at one side (for example, a canine is missing), either from birth or it’s been removed before, no tooth will be extracted from that side, and only from the other side.