A Case for Not Extracting Teeth in Orthodontic Patients

…“I feel that extracting teeth just to give someone a better smile is often tantamount to amputation in medicine…the side effects are worse than the problem to be treated. Extraction, like amputation is a primitive albeit definitive course of therapeutic action to be used ONLY as a last resort.”

– Professor Neal C. Murphy (UCLA, 1981-2010)









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