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!
Changing angulation in teeth without extractions is difficult but can be accomplished with advanced IPR techniques done by Dr. Robert Passamano. We were able to change the angulation of the front teeth without removing teeth.