Reopening Extraction Spaces

Extraction Retraction Regret Syndrome Treatment in Fairfield, CA

Reopening Extraction Spaces in Fairfield, CA - GV Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and OrthodonticsOftentimes, clinicians will extract or remove adult teeth ‘to create’ space for crowded teeth in order to straighten the other teeth.  However, if the jaws were too small to fit all of the adult teeth, then extracting teeth actually results in smaller jaws.  This can lead to many issues and problems for some people, including jaw clicking or jaw pain, sleep apnea, headaches, narrower smiles, and recessed jaws.

These issues are sometimes collectively referred to as ERRS – Extraction Retraction Regret Syndrome. Most current orthodontic treatments are retractive, and you can have some of these symptoms without having adult teeth extracted.

At GV Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we often treat ERRS by reopening extraction spaces. Our clinicians are experienced at using a number of different orthodontic treatments to help with ERRS. Results can include improvement or elimination of sleep apnea, TMD, and other problems. To learn more, please give us a call today at (707) 864-1055.