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A 19-year-old female asked:

All of my teeth are perfectly straight and i have never had any problems with my teeth at all. i do have a gap between my front teeth, and also on the one side between my front tooth and the next tooth a gap. what cheaper methods can correct this?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Cheaper?: do you want cheap, or do you want long lasting high esthetic quality. You can have either, but not both. There are 2 ways to address excess space. Non-sufrgically teeth can be moved to close space. Surgically teeth can be be reshaped to close space. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Discuss options with BOTH your General dentist and an Orthodontist.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Cheap ?: Determine the cause of the spacing first. Genetic ? Malpositioned teeth? Tongue thrust? You want treatment with results that last, but often the cure will not be cheap. Consult with a local orthodontist.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2020

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