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What can I do to have the gaps between my teeth fixed?

What can I do to have the gaps between my teeth fixed?

3 choices or more: Invisalign, lumineers and snap-on- smile. If you teeth and gums are healthy these 3 options could be great for you. There are other choices as well. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why are the gaps between my teeth rough?

I really need some answers! why are the gaps between my teeth rough?

Calculus: That's what dentists call tarter. It's calcium filled dead bacteria adhering to your teeth. It causes gum ; bone recession, and acts as a trap on which more bacteria can adhere, further damaging gums. You can't remove calculus. Dentist or hygienist has to do it for you, then show you how to keep it from coming back. ...Read more

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What's the most inexpensive (but effective!) way to fix the gaps between my teeth?

What's the most inexpensive (but effective!) way to fix the gaps between my teeth?

Gaps between teeth: Usually exist due to a deep bite, large tongue, tongue thrust habit, small teeth, TMJ problem.., to name a few. Ideally, it is better to find out the etiology why the condition exists to prevent failure of treatment and achieve lasting restoration (if needed on top of ortho treatment). Bonding can work & cheapergap if the bite is within normal limits and not merely caused by teeth size discrepancy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a gap between my teeth from re-opening?

How can I prevent a gap between my teeth from re-opening?

Retainer: If a gap was closed orthodontic ally then you can either have a fixed or removable retainer made. Sometimes gaps open due to instability of your bite so definitely look into that as well. ...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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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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I want to know if i will get a gap between my teeth if i get braces?

I want to know if i will get a gap between my teeth if i get braces?

Ideally no: The goal of orthodontics is to put the teeth in the correct position with no gaps. Sometimes during treatment gaps may temporarily open up as the teeth are moved. Ideally these should all be closed before treatment is completed . In some cases if the teeth are overly small some gaps may need to be left. This can usually be predicted in advance. ...Read more

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How can I fix the gaps between my teeth, besides braces? Do the ora bands really work?

How can I fix the gaps between my teeth, besides braces? Do the ora bands really work?

See answer: Bonding, veneers, invisalign are all options to close spaces and all will do a very nice job. Talk to your dentist about your options and your budget. ...Read more

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I know that if i go to the dentist he/she will clean the gap between my teeth, but can I do it by myself at home?

I know that if i go to the dentist he/she will clean the gap between my teeth, but can I do it by myself at home?

You can try..: But if the space has calculus (hardened bacterial deposits) you will never get it off. You need the correct instruments and training to do so. That being said, see your local dentist for a thorough exam and cleaning, and then you can maintain your oral health at home between professional visits. ...Read more

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