ORTHODONTICS : Serial extraction of primary teeth

The term serial extraction describes an orthodontic treatment procedure that involves the orderly removal of selected deciduous and permanent teeth in a predetermined sequence. 

Serial extraction can be defined as “the correctly timed, planned removal of certain deciduous and permanent teeth in mixed dentition cases with dento-alveolar disproportion in order to: Alleviate crowding of incisor teeth. 


Allow unerupted teeth to guide themselves into improved positions (canines in particular). Lessen (or eliminate) the period of active appliance therapy. 

“It is a sequential plan of premature removal of one or more deciduous teeth in order to improve alignment of succedeous permanent teeth and finally removal of permanent teeth to maintain the proper ratio between tooth size and available bone”. 

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