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Braces or Dental Implants?
I have two missing teeth (pre-molars) on the lower jaw. I am currently in braces to straighten the teeth to prepare for an implant on the left side. I want to do the same on the right side but my orthodontist insists that he can close the space on the right without an implant as there is not enough room for an implant. I saw one specialist who thinks there is enough space but my orthodontist is still not convinced and recommends against it. Any advice on the topic will be highly appreciated.
Both implants and space closure work fine in the right circumstances.
Generally speaking, closing spaces with braces can have bad side effects
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