EXTRACTIONS CAN BE BENEFICIAL. In many Asians, there is a flaring or protrusive nature to the teeth. It is recommended to have teeth removed to bring the lips to a proper position. This is textbook how to deal with dental protrusion.
This Asian female could not close her lips together at rest. In order to get a better profile, 4 teeth were removed and the lips were retruded to a more normal position. What a difference in her profile!
This teenager didn’t show her lower incisor teeth, which is called deep overbite (too much vertical overlap of teeth). Using braces only, we were able to give her a beautiful smile with the correct amount of incisor teeth visible .