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How To Get A Gap In Your Teeth
Depends: Retainers "retain, " they hold teeth where they are, that said, there are removable appliances that can reposition moderately malposed teeth. The question is why do you have a gap? Are teeth shifting because of gum disease, malocclusion, or do you have a tooth-size discrepancy. Please see a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation. ...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
No set #: Orthodontic treatment is not a commodity, it's a service. Everyone is unique, with unique problems and unique solutions. This is a rx decision your orthodontist needs to make with you based on his diagnostic findings. Go now for an examination. Better to go too early and be told "not yet" than too late and be told "oops.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That would depend: On many variables -- are you seeing an oral surgeon or a general dentist? How many teeth are being extracted? Are the teeth intact or broken down? The periodontal status of the remaining teeth? Are you awake or asleep for the procedure? The anxiety level of the patient?Medical history of the patient? To name a few. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the quickest way to get rid of stained teeth at home?I don't have the money to go to the office and have my teethwhitened. What is the fastest way to get them whitened at home and how long will it take?
Many factors: There is no one correct answer that can be given to you, over the internet, sight unseen. Bonding, orthodontics, laminates, and crowns are a few choices depending on the size of the space, your bite, and the condition of the teeth. Your best answer will be given to you by the dentist who is going to treat you. Give them a call. ...Read more
Stains between teeth: Stains between can be very hard to remove. I would first try brushing and flossing. If that does not work, then i would go and see your dentist or hygienist to have it done. Many stains such as stains from coffee and smoking require a professional cleaning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too late: Your adult teeth were forming when you were a child, and the internal make-up is primarily genetic. You should be more concerned with taking care of the outside (enamel) by eating well, brushing & flossing properly, and visiting your dentist every six months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the options to straighten your teeth when you have a overbite and gaps in your teeth just at the top?
Retainer: I am not sure if i understood your question. Do you want to have a hawley retainer? And do you think your teeth need to be bad in order to get one? Your teeth do not have to be bad to benefit from a hawley retainer. The retainer is designed so that your teeth can remain in the current alignment. Please ask an orthodontist. If your alignment is bad, however, you may be told to treat 1st. ...Read more
What is the bet way to fix gaps between teeth? Dental bonding? I have a rather large gap between my top two front teeth that I have never liked. What would be the best way to take care of this?
Get an exam: It's best to seek the opinion of a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontic specialist to determine what is best in your situation. If you only have the space between your upper front two teeth and you are adding 1.5 mm of bonding to the width of each tooth - you want to be assured they won't look as wide as chicklets (unusually wide). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an orthodontist: If your teeth are discolored or chipped, or moderately crooked, Lumineers is likely a perfect solution for you. Lumineers provide a painless, fast alternative to braces that offers a perfectly-aligned look along with a beautiful smile. In many cases combination orthodontics and Lumineers is the best solution. See your orthodontist first. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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