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If I have to pull out 4 teeth for braces how long would it take to close up the gap. They said ill be needing braces for 2 years ?

If I have to pull out 4 teeth for braces how long would it take to close up the gap. They said ill be needing braces for 2 years ?

Sounds right: If you need to have 4 teeth removed it does take time for the teeth to move properly and have the right alignment between the upper and lower teeth ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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I want to get braces done because my teeth have gaps just gaps and I am only 14. What type of braces would i need?

Ortho consult?: Discuss your wishes with your parent or guardian, and your own general dentist. If everyone is on the same page, you should see an orthodontist who can then carefully evaluate your occlusion (bite) and determine what would be the best course of treatment for you at this time. It's more important to find a trusted & skilled dentist for advice, than to wonder what type of braces would be used. ...Read more

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Do you think i'll need braces? Some of my teeth are not fully straight and they have big gaps between them so do I need them.

Do you think i'll need braces? Some of my teeth are not fully straight and they have big gaps between them so do I need them.

Seek consultation: If you are concerned about the way your teeth fit, function, and look, an orthodontic consultation is in order. An orthodontic specialist can evaluate your problems, address your concerns, and inform you if orthodontic treatment would enhance function, stability, and esthetics. Go ask an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Do I need braces if my teeth are straight, but the problem is that I don't like how I have some gaps around my teeth? Can I still get braces?

 Do I need braces if my teeth are straight, but the problem is that I don't like how I have some gaps around my teeth? Can I still get braces?

Spaced teeth: There are several ways to treat spaces between teeth. Braces or Invisalign are one way. Sometimes bonding or veneers can be done. See a dentist or orthodontist for a cosmetic evaluation to discuss your concerns and find the best answer for you. ...Read more

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I have a gap between my top two teeth; its not huge but itsnot small either. I was a thumb sucker so my top teeth bulge out a bit. Again its not bad. It doesn't really show but my top and bottom teeth don't touch. How long will i need braces for?

Without : Without a complete evaluation, including exam, xrays and models to determine the severity of you malocclusion, it is impossible to determine your treatment needs. Treatment could take several months to several years and could possibly include surgery. See an orthodontist for this evaluation. ...Read more

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I lost two of my lower bicuspid teeth on both sides. Can I use braces to fix the gap? I don't think I need tooth extraction because my teeth are not crowded.

I lost two of my lower bicuspid teeth on both sides. Can I use braces to fix the gap? I don't think I need tooth extraction because my teeth are not crowded.

Criteria: As a 19 year old, if the rest of your teeth are in correct position, and your occlusion (bite) is normal, it would be best to replace those missing teeth with implant supported crowns and as soon as possible to prevent drifting of your remaining teeth. Otherwise i recommend that you consult with both an orthodontist and restorative dentist to work as a team & decide what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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I have a gap between my front teeth and some crooked teeth and a overbite do I need braces if I do why how and care for them?

I have a gap between my front teeth and some crooked teeth and a overbite do I need braces if I do why how and care for them?

Orthodontics: Put teeth where they belong they: 1. Look better 2. Work better 3. Reduce aberrant wear 4. Protect the tempro-mandibular joints 5. Are easier to clean, therefore a. Less cavities b. Less gum disease please see an orthodontic specialist to discuss your problems, treatment options, and care instructions. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Braces, pre-molars extracted, gap closed, is it possible to put dental implants in the old gap if needed?

Braces, pre-molars extracted, gap closed, is it possible to put dental implants in the old gap if needed?

Depends: Premolar or bicuspid extractions are usually performed in conjunction with orthodontic therapy when there is insufficient space for proper alignment of the teeth. The orthodontist uses the spaces created by the extractions to move teeth into those spaces. If the space created by the extraction is not completely utilized and there is adequate space, an implant can sometimes be placed. ...Read more

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