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A 41-year-old member asked:

My teeth are already pretty straight. i just have gaps and an overbite. is there any possible way to speed up the braces process?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hasan Othman
20 years experience
Usullay NO: There is no natural way speed up the process, we have to keep your adjustments within the normal biological level, so really you just have to be patient and keep up with your appointments.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Possibly: Cells turn over at a specific rate. There are some procedures that can reduce time in orthodontic treatment, but surgery is required. No two people are exactly the same. See an orthodontic specialist for an evaluation of the extent of your malocclusion and the possible treatment alternatives that would work best for you.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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