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do i have to get braces for one tooth gap

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Consult in order: We can't give you a simple answer with this type of forum. You have multiple dental problems and this requires you to see a dentist for a consultation ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist!: I'm going to agree with the previous answer. There really are a lot of factors that go into making the best decision here. As a rule of thumb, most ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: It depends on the amount of crowding of the teeth that is present and your upper and lower jaw relationship. Braces is a possibility and a bridge is ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
28 years experience Dentistry
Good Care takes time: If you want to have an excellent result, many times it may take time. Many people can do "accelerated orthodontics" that may take approximately 6 mont ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Second Opinion: You should be looking for a second opinion from someone who can actually see you and treat you... these decisions are very hard to make (and really me ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Great Plan: Yes, frenectomy is done after the orthodontic movement is complete and about 4-6 weeks before the hardware is removed. By following your orthodontist ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See orthodontist: An overbite is normal for most mouths. If you want to eliminate the open bite and the gap between your front teeth, then yes you would probably need b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Treatment plan: Speak with the orthodontist prior to treatment so you know exactly what to expect and if any provisional appliances would be needed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: You will need to consult with a dentist experienced in orthodontic care. The actual details of the hardware used to close the gaps are less important ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes but: A lot depends upon the occlusion (the bite or how your teeth fit together and why you have the small spaces. You may also be a candidate for bonding ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You might..: In the process of straightening your teeth, spaces are sometimes created as all the teeth move into their proper positions... Don't fret, in the end y ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Nope: Only if you afl your orthodontist to give you a gap.
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes, but.....: Braces may not solve your problem. First you need to address the tongue thrust habit. Your tongue is causing the problem, not your teeth. Presuming y ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Usually : Braces are the most common way to move teeth and remove spaces. Because a number of variables are involved and spaces vary, your orthodontist will hel ... Read More

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