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Do You Need Braces If You Have A Gap
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
How much longer do I need braces. Its been 16 months I have no more gaps. I only wear triangle elastics now to movie my jaw.. Any ideas how muchlonger?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had braces for 19 mo. My orthodontist says I need a fernectomy to finish closing a gap in my front teeth before he can finish. Is this correct?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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