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.
Best thing. Best thing is treatment by an orthodontist to close the space, perhaps with clear aligners. Second best thing is to reshape the teeth to close the space. Many ways to do this. Ask your dentist for advice. Solution will be based on size of space, shape and size of teeth, and the way your teeth fit together.

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How to decrease front teeth gap without braces?

Depends on gap size. Depending on how large the 'gap' is between your front teeth, you may be able to have veneers placed or full coverage crowns. However, an esthetic workup is needed to see how the restorations would look prior to treatment. You would not want to do this if the gap space is significant, as you'd not have good symmetry and esthetics. It the space is too wide, orthodontics of some type is needed. Read more...
Clear brases. If the reason you don't want braces are the brackets, then you might want to consider clear braces like invisalign. Read more...
MANY options. You can get veneers, lingual braces, invisalign, crowns may even be an option if your teeth have been heavily damaged in the past. Ask your dentist what is best for you. Dont worry about being an adult with braces, very common now! Read more...
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 more...
Don't limit yourself. If you really care about your dental health, what will look the best & what will stand the test of time, please don't limit yourself as to your options. It is impossible to advise you what is best over the internet. You need to see a well respected dentist to step back with you, consider the issues as described by dr. Davantzis, & who without a professional bias, can discuss what is best for you. Read more...
If between 2front . You may have a muscle attachment called a frenum which would need to be reduced prior to any type of orthodontic tooth movement. Think of this muscle like a rubber band, if you try to push the teeth together, this "rubber band" will prevent that from occurring. See a dentist for an evaluation and a discussion of your options. Read more...

I have a tooth gap in my front teeth and my premolars and molars too. My orthodontist says I need to get braces for 2 years and a frenectomy after that! Just getting a second opinion. Thanks?

Good Care takes time. If you want to have an excellent result, many times it may take time. Many people can do "accelerated orthodontics" that may take approximately 6 months. It may only address the appearance of your teeth. Proper alignment of the teeth and the bite may take longer. Also be aware that there may be a habit that is causing your gaps. For example, a tongue thrust (habit during swallowing and speaking) Read more...
Second Opinion. You should be looking for a second opinion from someone who can actually see you and treat you... these decisions are very hard to make (and really meaningless) if done over the internet. The www cannot replace one on one contact with your provider. All the best. Read more...
Great Plan. Yes, frenectomy is done after the orthodontic movement is complete and about 4-6 weeks before the hardware is removed. By following your orthodontist's advice, you will get the best results. Good luck! Read more...

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...

I have to get four front teeth extracted before I get braces. I'm self conscious, so how long will it take before the gaps close completely w/ braces?

Treatment plan. Speak with the orthodontist prior to treatment so you know exactly what to expect and if any provisional appliances would be needed. Read more...
Aprox. 6-12 months. The length of time to close extraction gaps depends on your unique case and I would suggest a complete evaluation with an orthodontist to find out a more clear time projection. Read more...

I have an overbite, open bite, and a gap in between my two front teeth. Will I have to get braces?

See orthodontist. An overbite is normal for most mouths. If you want to eliminate the open bite and the gap between your front teeth, then yes you would probably need braces. Ask your dentist or get a referral to an orthodontist fro a consultation on what you need and what you would like your mouth to look like. Read more...

I have a very small gap in my front teeth. Do I need to use braces to close it or using filling will do?

How small ? Remember, after your teeth are bonded, they will appear slightly wider and may throw off proportionality. Bonding also stains and chips off, so you'll be redoing the restorations now and then. Orthodontics may offer you a better option, but your own dentist will need to explain this to you. Seek a second opinion if necessary. Read more...
Gap. Closing gap in the middle opens 2 half sized spaces on the far side of the teeth to be moved. Please discuss options w BOTH your restorative Dentist and a specialist Orthodontist. Working together they can provide you with the most esthetic, most stable, most long lasting solution. Read more...
Complex Question. Treatment recommended to close the gap may depend on how large the gap (diastema) is between the teeth, if there is crowding in the adjacent teeth, the size of the two front teeth, if there is any decay or existing restoration in the two front teeth, as well as if there is any abnormal position of the labial frenum (tissue attachment between the two front teeth). See a dentist for evaluation. Read more...

I have a gap in my front teeth and a lil gum separating them. I got my braces and it's closed but the gums became puffy and big (behind & in front)?

Cosmetic Dentistry. Moving your teeth with braces can happen very fast and it sounds most likely the excess gum tissue that was there before is now more or less pinched. With proper cleaning this may reduce on its own. If it doesn't, your dentists or hygienist can use some laser therapy to return that tissue to optimum health! Read more...
Gums. You should see your orthodontist to let him/her see the area; without seeing the area hard to diagnose however it does not sound terrible. Could be just a need for better hygiene in that area or you may have injured the area. Best to let your orthodontist see the area. Read more...
Normal usually. this is a normal response when closing gaps and will usually resolve with time and good hygiene. Make sure you talk with your dentist about this issue and follow his advice. Read more...
Compressed tissue. Tissue is compressed by teeth moving together. Likely within normal limits. Check with orthodontist. Read more...
Gum swelling. Common. Make sure to clean between your teeth daily with Water Pik or dental floss. If inflammation does not subside your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist may want to refer you to a specialist Periodontist for revision of shape of gum tissue. Read more...

I've had braces for 19 mo. My orthodontist says I need a fernectomy to finish closing a gap in my front teeth before he can finish. Is this correct?

Yes. The diastema (gap between your front teeth) can often be affected by an abnormal frenum attachment. A frenectomy is often performed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to help provide stability to the teeth that have been moved with orthodontics to close the space. Read more...
It is correct. You can remove the frenulum prior to braces being placed, during the treatment or after, it really does not make a big difference. However, you should follow your orthodontist's advice. If orthodontics is planned to close the diastema, the stability of the orthodontic correction may have a poor prognosis without a frenectomy. Take care. Read more...
Frenectomy. The frenum is a muscle attachment which especially when it is low and thick can act like a "rubber band" and prevent the teeth from being brought together or remaining in their place. In those cases, is is important to have a frenectomy in order to achieve the best results. Read more...
Yes. If he feels the lump of connective will keep your teeth apart, he is probably right. This is not an uncommon thing. Read more...
Yes, but... If Orthodontist feels frenectomy is necessary, go with his/her training and experience...get it done. That said, this is a plastic surgical/periodontal procedure to be done in a very visible area, between your top 2 front teeth. Additionally, the tag of tissue will have to be reshaped where it passes between the 2 halves of upper jaw bone. See a Periodontist, a gum specialist. Read more...
Could be. I would trust your orthodontist-- and if you don't fully understand why, ask them to explain ti to you further until you are comfortable. Read more...
Maybe. Do you trust your orthodontist? If he or she is recommeding this minor procedure to complete your case, it seems reasonable. Read more...
Probably not. Frenectomy, if not done right can can result in a loss of the papilla (that little triangle of gum tissue between your teeth). In my practice I first try to close the space with braces to see if the frenum attachment moves out of the way by itself. If it does not I would ask for the surgery. So far (in almost 40 years of practice) i needed to have one frenectomy done. Read more...

Is there anything I can do to fix the slight gap in my front teeth? Like a lot of people, I had braces for a couple of years while I was a teenager. I'm now in my mid-twenties and I've noticed that the gap in my front two teeth is beginner to come back. I

There . There are options available to close the gap between your two front teeth. It may be possible to close the gap utilizing retainers. If you no longer have your retainers, new ones can be made and through a limited treatment process your orthodontist could make adjustments. It would be necessary to wear the retainer full time during this stage of treatment. After completion of treatment it would be necessary to wear your retainer at night for as long as you want to maintain straight teeth. Invisalign aligners is another option in treatment. My best advice would be to visit a university trained orthodontist for an opinion. Since each individual case is unique an examination would be required in order to determine the proper course of treatment. If indicated, diagnostic records might be needed in order to make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Read more...
Yes. Sometimes your dentist can bond these teeth., depending on the gap size and bite. Orthodontics is sometimes necessary. Read more...
You Bet. Your orthodontic specialist may have a number of different options to resolve this for you depending upon the size of the space and your bite. It may be as simple as a retainer, maybe clear aligner treatment, or in some cases, a few braces for a few months. See your ortho and get that smile touched-up again! Read more...
Not unusual. Bracers move teeth, but that's not like putting a steel pole into concrete. You have a whole new skeletal system every 7 years. Teeth shift and change, especially if retainers were not worn as directed after braces were removed. Sometimes we also see teeth move if there is a periodontal (bone & gum) problem. Space can be reclosed or restored. Ck with your dentist. Read more...