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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a gap between my front teeth, i've been told it should close up, i've had it since i were little, will it close up? should i see a dentist?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
An Orthodontist: Evaluation would provide you helpful information.
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 60 years experience
No: You are 16. It probably won't close up on its own. See your dentist. Frequently we have to remove some of the dense connective tissue around the teetn and use some minor orthodontic appliances to close the space. If the space is really small, we can sometimes just bond some composit material to the teeth to close the space.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2016

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