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How to close the gap between my two front teeth?

How to close the gap between my two front teeth?

Many options: If these is the only problem,consider minor orthodontic treatment,if you don't like the way they look,you can have veneers placed on them closing the gap in the same time., Faster approaches like bonding might be considered depending on how large the space is. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Two front teeth have space. Will the orthodontists pull my gap together?

Two front teeth have space. Will the orthodontists pull my gap together?

Gap in front teeth: Ah, the age old question! all this depends on the size and shape of the teeth compared with the space available in the jaws. Particularly when a gap is present, the dental arch needs to be carefully evaluated before "closing" anything. If there is a tooth size/space discrepancy, then closing the gap may be fine, but "making up for it" elsewhere (ie moving all the other teeth) may not be easy. ...Read more

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I have a small gap between my two front teeth?

I have a small gap between my two front teeth?

And your ? is .....: ... What can you do about it ? A few things, but exactly what would work best in your mouth is hard to tell without an exam. Make an appointment with a local dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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How do I fix the gap in between my front teeth?

How do I fix the gap in between my front teeth?

Many options: It depends on the size of the gap and how filling the gap will make your other teeth look. You need to sit down with a dentist and discuss your options in detail. ...Read more

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There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?

There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?

If you don't treat : You are describing periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss, especially if not treated. See your dentist. ...Read more

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The gap in my two front teeth wont close, will orthofill work?

The gap in my two front teeth wont close, will orthofill work?

Buyer beware: I can only answer in general terms. Trying to treat yourself without training in dentistry or orthodontics is very dangerous and likely to get you into trouble. See a dentist to discuss your treatment alternatives. There might be a simple inexpensive solution to your spacing. ...Read more

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Is it possible i fix my overbite without closing the gap between my teeth?

Is it possible i fix my overbite without closing the gap between my teeth?

Yes: Moving teeth is sometimes the easier part. Retention is harder especially keeping a spaced closed. If you have a space between your 2 front teeth and want to keep it because it is part of your "character" or feel it will change your smile too much, i'm sure the orthodontist would be happy not to have to close the space. ...Read more

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My gums are loose between my teeth. Is this normal?

My gums are loose between my teeth. Is this normal?

Not really: You could have a form of periodontal disease. The bacteria that has progressed under your gums, causes a loss of attachment from the teeth and usually "pockets" form that the dentist will evaluate. And in some, they will notice that the gums feel "loose.". ...Read more

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What's the difference between molar and wisdom teeth?

What's the difference between molar and wisdom teeth?

See below: There are three molars in each quadrant (back corner) of your mouth: 1st molar, 2nd molar, and 3rd molar. The wisdom tooth is your third molar. Therefore all wisdom teeth are molars, but not all molars are wisdom teeth.. ...Read more

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Orthodontist put glue between my teeth. What is that for?

Orthodontist put glue between my teeth. What is that for?

Spacer?: Is it really glue? Could it be something that was placed in between the back teeth? I have seen orthodontists placing a donut-like spacer to create space for the next step. It is best to ask your doctor directly. I'm sure your doctor will explain it to you. ...Read more

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Will the gap between my teeth go away after braces?

Will the gap between my teeth go away after braces?

Diastema: Absolutely. In fact, space closure is one of the easiest movements performed with orthodontic treatment. And, to be sure that your spaces remain closed after treatment, you must wear you retainers faithfully as directed by your orthodontist. Many patients find it more desirable to wear retainers that are fixed behind your teeth. Ask your orthodontist about this at the end of your treatment. ...Read more

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My molars second molars are growing in and I have a medium gap between my 2 front teeth... Might it close?

My molars second molars are growing in and I have a medium gap between my 2 front teeth... Might it close?

Front diastema: At your age, it's unlikely to close and certainly won't because your second molars are growing in. Second molars grow in around the age of 12. They are probably your wisdom teeth and still won't cause the gap to close. See a dentist about whether or not you have room for your wisdom teeth to fully erupt as well as options to close the gap. ...Read more

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I've a small gap between two upper front teeth. I've put permanent braces on from premolar to premolar. Is it possible to close a gap in 3 months?

I've a small gap between two upper front teeth. I've put permanent braces on from premolar to premolar. Is it possible to close a gap in 3 months?

Yes: It is highly possible to close the gap in 3 months, but you will need some kind of retainer to hold the teeth in the new position. If the gap is due to a thick and low labial frenum(the tie between the lip and gums) you may need a small surgical procedure to remove that, otherwise the gap will reappear. ...Read more

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How can I fix gap in front two teeth and jaw pain?

How can I fix gap in front two teeth and jaw pain?

Separate problems: Two separate problems. See your dentist to assess gap. options are crowns vs braces. For persistent jaw pain, ask dentist also. If jaw joint (TMJ) pain, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Missing my right lateral incisor tooth. How to get the gap filled?

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Missing my right lateral incisor tooth. How to get the gap filled?

See a dentist: for examination, x-rays and treatment plan. Missing teeth can be replaced in a variety of ways. You may be a candidate for any one or all of them, depending on the circumstances and your individual needs. ...Read more

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I'm missing one of my 4 front teeth and there is also a gap on my 2 front teeth. Can i just do filling on my 2 of my front teeth to make the gap go away?

I'm missing one of my 4 front teeth and there is also a gap on my 2 front teeth. Can i just do filling on my 2 of my front teeth to make the gap go away?

Have dental exam: A dentist can help explain to you if fillings/bonding can be done to close the gap. A dentist needs to be careful not to make the teeth look to wide for the height of the tooth. After a thorough exam, the dentist can explain the best treatment option for you. ...Read more

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How long is an underbite correction with braces(elastics)? My lower teeth are just on top of my front teeth (so there is no gap in between, very mild)

How long is an underbite correction with braces(elastics)? My lower teeth are just on top of my front teeth (so there is no gap in between, very mild)

Depends: Could be 12-15 months or it could be much longer and could require jaw surgery to completely treat your underbite. Please see an orthodontist or two and get a qualified estimate for your particular case. Most orthodontists do free initial exams. ...Read more

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