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Gap In Teeth After Braces
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Ask Orthodontist: Ask your orthodontist why you have the gap and can he\she correct it? Why is there a gap? Were there orthodontic limitations? Did you follow all directions? Did you wear your retainer(s) conscientiously? It's probably not too late to have it corrected. Find out your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Depends: Close the space between 2 teeth together and space opens on the other side of the teeth. Most often the best treatment is collaboration between an orthodontic specialist and the restorative dentist. Seek consultation wit both to discuss the treatment options that are best for you. ...Read moreSee 5 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
Get help ASAP: Don't wait, the longer you delay the less that can be done. See an orthodontic specialist, preferably the orthodontist that treated you, for review and management recommendations. It's not like a steel post in concrete. Teeth will shift as bone changes. See an orthodontist to minimize the change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
It varies widely!: Sometimes we see shifting in a matter of weeks or months, while other times it takes years. Every circumstance is different and we can't always predict what will happen nor when. Generally speaking, the sooner teeth are replaced the better. Your own dentist can probably give you a more accurate guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sorry, no: Teeth want to move forward, not back. Having wisdom teeth removed will not uncrowd your front teeth. You'll need the help of an orthodontic specialist to do that. Why not call your dentist's favorite orthodontist for an examination and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gaps in teeth: Gaps in teeth right after braces generally come from the space where the bands were! sometimes, perfectly tight teeth with no spaces is not attainable and your dr did not inform you of that! the third possibility is that you have not worn your retainers 24/7 or they don't fit right! ...Read more
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
How long does a hawley take to fix a gap? Gap formed even with perm retainers bonded to both teeth. Mould for hawleys done before gap was formed.
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
Lots to consider: Is the space hereditary, or did it form over time due to shifting of your teeth? Do you have your posterior teeth, or has your bite collapsed? How large is the space? Condition of the front six maxillary teeth? Any periodontal issues? These questions need to be addressed by your local dentist, who may suggest invisalign. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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