Additional teeth in orthodontics.
Additional teeth in the mouth require orthodontic correction. In this case an orthodontist has to meet the major challenge, deciding whether to remove or not to remove an additional tooth. Since correct occlusion means a complete set of teeth, it is obvious that an additional tooth will have to be removed. Although there are exceptions to the rule: for example, some of a patient's natural teeth are lost, then the set will be complete due to an additional tooth. Or there are cases when an additional tooth is in a good condition, and a tooth next to it is defected by decay and requires removal. It is clear that a doctor will make a decision in favor of an additional tooth. The defect in the tooth alignment will be treated by using braces and a correct occlusion will be formed. How can one distinguish between a normal and an additional tooth? You do not need to answer this question, as it is an orthodontist's prerogative, but usually they are misshapen and even ugly. In the mouth there may be more than one additional tooth, they can amount to two, three, etc.