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Doctor insights on: Gaps Between Teeth After Braces

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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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How do I fix teeth gaps without braces?

How do I fix teeth gaps without braces?

Invisalign: Invisalign is a form of orthodontics that does not use braces. Bonding and veneers are also other options that may be right for you cosmetically. Your dentist will know for sure which is best after examining your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have braces over gaps in the teeth?

Is it possible to have braces over gaps in the teeth?

Yes: If you are referring to spaces between your teeth, braces or invisalign are some of the best options to treat dental spacing.

If you are referring to gaps caused by cavities - then braces are not a good options. Braces should only be placed on healthy teeth that are cavity free! ...Read more

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Would I get gaps in my teeth while I have my braces on?

Would I get gaps in my teeth while I have my braces on?

A good thing: Usually spaces during orthodontic treatment are an indication that your orthodontic specialist has things well in hand, moving some teeth to make room to move other teeth. Sometimes, however, spaces are an indication of a slight glitch. Everyone's different, so point out your area of concern to your orthodontist, and he will be able to explain to you what's happening. ...Read more

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How are gaps in the teeth caused after removal of braces?

How are gaps in the teeth caused after removal of braces?

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

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Can I get braces to close small gaps on the side of my teeth?

Can I get braces to close small gaps on the side of my teeth?

See an orthodontist: The most conservative and minimally invasive way to close a small gap is orthodontic treatment, either using conventional fixed braces, or invisible braces (e.g. Invisalign). Ask your orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 26 yrs can I still use braces for my gap teeth?

What to do if I'm 26 yrs can I still use braces for my gap teeth?

Possibly: Your age is not the issue. It's the reason for the gap itself, your bite, profile, and amount of room available to move your teeth. An orthodontic specialist can examine and diagnose all of the above and advise you on what can and what cannot be done. ...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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Can braces alone fix gaps in my teeth even if my teeth are really tiny?

Can braces alone fix gaps in my teeth even if my teeth are really tiny?

Diagnostic eval'tion: A lot depends upon whether or not all your teeth are smaller than average or just some teeth. We really can't give you an accurate answer without at least seeing you. If you want to know what is or is not possible, you will have to consult with an orthodontist. Even if all spaces are not closed, there are other options that may be able to accomplish this after orthodontic treatment is complete. ...Read more

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Little gap at the bottom of two teeth: braces or anything else will work better?

Little gap at the bottom of two teeth: braces or anything else will work better?

Perhaps bonding?: That is a difficult question to answer without actually examining you. If the teeth are healthy and without gum problems and you practice good oral hygiene, you might be a candidate for some tooth colored composite bonding to close small spaces. You should consult your own dentist as to both your options and what would be best for your particular circumstances. ...Read more

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How do braces fill in the gap for the extracted teeth and how long would it take?

How do braces fill in the gap for the extracted teeth and how long would it take?

Bridge the gap: Braces move teeth around slowly to close gaps between teeth. It can take months up to a year but your orthodontist should have given you a time frame during your treatment consult appointment. Good luck! ...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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Food got stuck in between my teeth now I have a gap. Also I have braces. How do I clean this up?

Food got stuck in between my teeth now I have a gap. Also I have braces. How do I clean this up?

Floss: You can usually floss the food out between your teeth. If it doesn't come out easily, tie a small knot in the floss then pull the knot between the teeth and the knot should pull the food out. The gap is probably a temporary situation while undergoing orthodontics. Speak to your orthodontist about this. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Sounds right: If you need to have 4 teeth removed it does take time for the teeth to move properly and have the right alignment between the upper and lower teeth ...Read more

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My teeth are really tiny and I have lots of gaps. Will braces pull on my teeth a bit to bring out my teeth more to make them appear larger?

My teeth are really tiny and I have lots of gaps. Will braces pull on my teeth a bit to bring out my teeth more to make them appear larger?

More needed: Braces may assist changing the positions of teeth, but not their size. Your perception that your teeth are small may be true; however, an assessment with an orthodontic specialist will help you to determine the best course of care for your situation. ...Read more

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He is 11 years old. His teeth are a bit crooked and they are small. He has gaps. Pretty big in between. What is the best solution? Would braces help?

He is 11 years old. His teeth are a bit crooked and they are small. He has gaps. Pretty big in between. What is the best solution? Would braces help?

Ortho consult: Have your dentist recommend an orthodontist for an evaluation. The orthodontist will decide if the time is correct to initiate treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get braces if its really hard for me to chew food and My toungh sticks Out (pushes My teeth) and I have a gap between My upper and under teeth??

Can I get braces if its really hard for me to chew food and My toungh sticks Out (pushes My teeth) and I have a gap between My upper and under teeth??

Of course: There are three main reasons why people seek orthodontic treatment: proper function (chewing), improve the esthetics (close gaps) and improve oral and general health. You should visit a qualified Orthodontist for consultation. ...Read more

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Gap in front teeth after braces. Is it too late to fix?

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 more

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Do braces close gaps between teeth or just straighten them?

Do braces close gaps between teeth or just straighten them?

Braces treatment: Is beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth. ...Read more

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What can I get besides braces to close a gap in my front teeth?

Veneers or Bonding: If your occlusion or bite is within normal limits and the distance of the gap won't compromise the aesthetic appearance of the cosmetic work, you can be a candidate for bonding or veneers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix the gap between front teeth without braces?

What is the best way to fix the gap between front teeth without braces?

Diastema: There is no one "best way" to close a space between teeth. Sometimes the space if not too big can be closed simply with tooth colored composite bonding on both adjacent teeth of the space. Porcelain laminate veneers or all ceramic crowns are also used with bigger spaces with heavily filled teeth. Each case is unique. Ortho alone might be best or combination of Ortho and restorations 4 best result ...Read more

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I have a gap in the front teeth, what solutions are there to fix this rather than braces?

I have a gap in the front teeth, what solutions are there to fix this rather than braces?

Bomding or veneers: Other then braces resin bonding can be used to, close a gap in one visit. Another option is porcelain veneers which takes usually two visits. ...Read more

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If my teeth are straight and all gaps are closed between them, why do I have to keep my braces?

Ask ur orthodontist: They will know exactly why you are still in treatment and explain it to you. ...Read more

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Can I get braces even if my gaps are small and on my side front teeth but they are noticable?

Can I get braces even if my gaps are small and on my side front teeth but they are noticable?

Ortho Consult: See an Orthodontist and also consult your own General Dentist to see what's the best option to satisfy your esthetic requirements. ...Read more

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I removed my braces recently but I have a small gap between my side teeth. Will my retainers help to close this gap?

I removed my braces recently but I have a small gap between my side teeth. Will my retainers help to close this gap?

Call your dentist: This condition is usually discussed before debonding along with recommendations. Retainers are designed to retain how the condition was finished. Some type of restoration, e. g., resin can be bonded on the space to close it. ...Read more

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I just finished braces, and I floss everyday. Could flossing cause gaps between teeth? Should I stop? Thanks for your time

I just finished braces, and I floss everyday. Could flossing cause gaps between teeth? Should I stop? Thanks for your time

NEVER STOP FLOSSING!: Teeth will "settle" for a couple of months after the braces come off. Occasionally, the bands (especially) will leave "space" between the teeth. These should close with time. In the meantime, you must keep the teeth clean to prevent the development of gum infection. Brushing alone won't cut it. See your orthodontist if trouble continues. ...Read more

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If you have a 100% deep bite and your front teeth have a gap and you have crocked bottom teeth would you qualify for braces?

If you have a 100% deep bite and your front teeth have a gap and you have crocked bottom teeth would you qualify for braces?

YES: You would be in need of at least braces, possibly orthognathic surgery to better position the jaws. See the Orthodontist and the Oral Surgeon as they are the specialists for this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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