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Could i close a gap without braces?

Could i close a gap without braces?

Perhaps: I would hope you want the best looking, healthiest teeth ; have it remain that way for the rest of your life. There are options ; what is best varies from patient to patient. Ideally we would hope that orthodontic treatment alone can resolve gaps due to misaligned teeth. If the problem is instead due to variance in tooth contour harmony such as size, other restorative options may be the solution. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Will braces close all the gaps I have?

Will braces close all the gaps I have?

See an Orthodontist: Gaps between teeth are very common, and can be caused by a variety of conditions. You should see an orthodontist for evaluation and diagnosis. Then you and the orthodontist will discuss the overall treatment plan and prognosis. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix gaps besides braces?

Is there a way to fix gaps besides braces?

Spacing of teeth: It depends on the size of your teeth. Ask your dentist if you would benefit from any cosmetic procedures to add on to your teeth to close the spaces. Ask about bonding and/or vaneers, . ...Read more

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Would it be worth it to fix a small gap with braces?

Subjective: It depends if its worth it to you. For some people the answer will be yes and others no. No one can really answer this for you but yourself. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for braces to fix my gaps?

How much time will it take for braces to fix my gaps?

Can't see them: Only your orthodontist can answer that question for you. Want teeth to move as quickly as possible? Keep teeth/gums immaculately clean &healthy. Don't damage your braces. Follow all instructions to the letter, don't cheat. ...Read more

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In how many months will a gap close when having braces?

In how many months will a gap close when having braces?

Depends: Depends on gap size and degree of torque that is being applied along with your tolerance level. Best to speak with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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Question about braces, are they necessary for a 4mm gap?

Question about braces, are they necessary for a 4mm gap?

What else?: What else is going on? Are teeth to narrow? Are they out of position? If teeth moved to close space, space opens on either side of th 2 teeth that are moved. Everyone's different. Go see an othodontic specialist for an individualized evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to fixing a gap without braces?

What are the alternatives to fixing a gap without braces?

Several: Invisalign, clear braces, or lingual (invisible) braces are all alternatives. Cosmetic dentistry may be an option in some minor cases. Beware of "quick fix do-it-yourself" options from the internet as you may end up with disaster. Best to seek an opinion from a licensed orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take to close a gap with braces?

I'm wondering how long does it take to close a gap with braces?

Depends: Depends on size of the gap, type of braces used, skill, of the operator, quality of bone support, health of gum tissues, tip/torque of adjacent teeth, and so many other things. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for diagnosis and rx plan. ...Read more