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A 18-year-old female asked:

I'm getting my braces off tomorrow, but i have a small gap between my two front teeth. will my retainer fix this?

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Dr. Benjamin Dancygier
Pediatric Dentistry 27 years experience
Incomplete result: if you're not satisfied with your end result of orthodontic treatment because you still have a gap between your front teeth you must communicate this to your treating dentist. He should continue treatment until your satisfied with the end result.
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Have you asked the orthodontist why there is still a gap? Have you been cooperative about wearing your elastics?, keeping appointments? Find out why the space is there and what the orthodontist can do to fix it.
Oct 11, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Gap: Possibly. Before your braces are removed please discuss this with your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist.
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I am meant to be getting my braces off tomorrow, but I have a noticeable gap between my two front teeth. Will a retainer fix this?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Talk to Orthodontist: This is something that you should bring up with your orthodontist.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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