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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
During: Discuss this w qualified orthodontic specialist before having any rx accomlished. 1) braces 2) move teeth into ideal positions 3) have gum/bone resha ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dabney
40 years experience Orthodontics
Frenctomy post treat: Yes. Is your space now present? If so get space closed first as scar tissue may form and keep the teeth from coming together.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Brigham
50 years experience Orthodontics
It depends: In many cases, it is better to close the space first with braces, and then undergo a frenectomy with the teeth held in their final positions. This is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Other way around: Braces first. Move teeth into optimal positions, then have frenectomy accomplished. Hold teeth in place as gum/bone heals. Please discuss this w a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Have it done.: If your orthodontist feels that the gap formation was influenced by the frenum attachment then see if your orthodontist or dentist can do it for you, ... Read More
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Dr. Samuel Barr
42 years experience Dentistry
The : The answer may depend on how high between the teeth the labial frenum is, and how thick it is. A thick labial frenum can have muscle fibers in them. I ... Read More
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A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waleed Zaid
8 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes you need it : Yes I think you do need it the real Question is before or after the braces I like to do it before so the teeth close more easy
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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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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
See DDS/orthodontist: There are options for closing diastemas (space between teeth, specifically between upper central incisors,) A diastema of 3 mm is fairly large, and m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Since this involves the tongue, I don't see any problem with the brace.
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