Oral Health

Posted by: C | 2008-12-04



Hi, I wonder if you could be of assitance please.
I have two gaps, one on either side of my two top centre teeth. I have these gaps because these teeth just never came out, there are no roots. I had braces for two years when I was a teenager and it did nothing to the one, but made the other gap slightly smaller. My problem is that I have now been told that the only solution is to have braces again, I don' t think that I could face going through this again. I have never had a ' smile'  because I am too shy. Please could you let me know if there is another solution to this problem ... I really just want to be able to smile with confidence again. Thank you.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

a more drastic option is to place crowns or veneers on your front teeth making them all slghtly larger thereby closing the gaps.
i would however first suggest the braces option.
see an orthonditst for a consult and then make up your mind

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