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can i get braces to close small gaps on the side of my teeth?

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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 of acrylic to close the spaces. I would consider more than one opinion.
Answered on Oct 1, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Possibly: If small space because just 2 teeth are out of position, limited Orthodontic treatment may help. However if you bring the 2 teeth together spaces will open on the o opposite sides of the teeth. If you have space because of a malocclusion, more extensive Ortho Rx may be warranted. If you have space because of tooth size issues, restorative Rx may be best. See Orthodontist and Dentist for info.
Answered on Oct 1, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See an orthodontist: The most conservative and minimally invasive way to close a small gap is orthodontic treatment, either using conventional fixed braces, or invisible braces (e.g. Invisalign). Ask your orthodontist for more information.
Answered on Oct 24, 2014

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