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I've a small gap between two upper front teeth. I've put permanent braces on from premolar to premolar. Is it possible to close a gap in 3 months?

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Dr. Travis Titlow
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is highly possible to close the gap in 3 months, but you will need some kind of retainer to hold the teeth in the new position.
If the gap is due to a thick and low labial frenum(the tie between the lip and gums) you may need a small surgical procedure to remove that, otherwise the gap will reappear.

In brief: Yes

It is highly possible to close the gap in 3 months, but you will need some kind of retainer to hold the teeth in the new position.
If the gap is due to a thick and low labial frenum(the tie between the lip and gums) you may need a small surgical procedure to remove that, otherwise the gap will reappear.
Dr. Travis Titlow
Dr. Travis Titlow
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: What's te cause

Depending on size of gap, 3 months may be possible.
The trick is keeping the space closed. If you have a tooth-size discrepancy, a better solution may have been restorative rx. If you have a heavy tag of tissue between front teeth, it may want to pop teeth apart. There's more to orthodontic treatment than just tooth movement, hope you're seeing an orthodontic specialist.

In brief: What's te cause

Depending on size of gap, 3 months may be possible.
The trick is keeping the space closed. If you have a tooth-size discrepancy, a better solution may have been restorative rx. If you have a heavy tag of tissue between front teeth, it may want to pop teeth apart. There's more to orthodontic treatment than just tooth movement, hope you're seeing an orthodontic specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Possible

Closing the space quickly is possible, but it also depends on what position the lower teeth are in and how large the gap is.
Closing things is usually fast in terms of what you see above the gums. Moving the roots in the bone is what takes longer, and is necessary for long term retention. Also please remember that once things are in the proper place, you will need a retainer for life.

In brief: Possible

Closing the space quickly is possible, but it also depends on what position the lower teeth are in and how large the gap is.
Closing things is usually fast in terms of what you see above the gums. Moving the roots in the bone is what takes longer, and is necessary for long term retention. Also please remember that once things are in the proper place, you will need a retainer for life.
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: 6-9month,fiberotomy!

It is possible to close the gap in 3 months, but it would be hard to maintain it close afterward.
When we move teeth, we create a bone remodel process in the area. Bone modeling required at least six months to complete from the last position we want to maintain. Moreover, gingival fiber attached to the tooth and the pdl may contribute to relapse. Root position may not be optimal. 6-9 months!

In brief: 6-9month,fiberotomy!

It is possible to close the gap in 3 months, but it would be hard to maintain it close afterward.
When we move teeth, we create a bone remodel process in the area. Bone modeling required at least six months to complete from the last position we want to maintain. Moreover, gingival fiber attached to the tooth and the pdl may contribute to relapse. Root position may not be optimal. 6-9 months!
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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