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Old 07-20-2011, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My orthodontist recommends a frenectomy and a fiberotomy for my daughter before she has her braces removed. I have looked at a lot of articles, online and in dental and orthodontic journals, and am not convinced it will work, so am reluctant to put my daughter through unnecessary surgery. Her front teeth were rotated more than 45 degrees before she had braces, however, and supposedly a fiberotomy will keep the fibers in her gums from pushing her teeth back to where they were. Any information or suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

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I am not qualified to provide this type of advice, as I have not dental or orthodontics training.  As a naturopathic physician, my advice to patients/parents in this situation is to get a second and even third opinion, and not feel that you have to decide quickly - take your time to gather the info you need to make a good decision. 

 


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