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Gap Between My 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 getting my braces off tomorrow, but I have a small gap between my two front teeth. Will my retainer fix this?
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)
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