A 17-year-old female asked:
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my molars second molars are growing in and i have a medium gap between my 2 front teeth... might it close?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Front diastema: At your age, it's unlikely to close and certainly won't because your second molars are growing in. Second molars grow in around the age of 12. They are probably your wisdom teeth and still won't cause the gap to close. See a dentist about whether or not you have room for your wisdom teeth to fully erupt as well as options to close the gap.
Answered on May 1, 2014
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Dr. Sherly Alex
17 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely.: It's unlikely to close. Most of the time the gap is because of the way the frenum is attached to it. This needs to be evaluated. An orthodontist will be able to better advise you of the options available.
Answered on Apr 23, 2014
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Probably not.: Get it checked by your dentist. Frequently, connective tissue forms between the front teeth and it has to be removed for them to come together.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See an orthodontist: Having a diastema in such a visible place can make you self-conscious especially when you smile. If you decide you want to close the gap between your teeth, see an orthodontist first. There is a number of ways to close the gap but if it is a discrepancy between tooth and jaw size orthodontics, retainers or braces, is the most common solution and conservative solution.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
About: About same chance of winning the lottery. Space can be caused by malpositioned teeth, improperly sized teeth, or problematic tag of tissue between teeth. Please see your Dentist AND an Orthodontist to determine cause of the space and appropriate treatment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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