How much time would it take to close this gap? (Photo)

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Space closure

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normally 1mm takes 1 month of time , so calculate total spacing [in mm] available in arch , same amount on months required to close those spaces.

Closing the Gaps

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Hi lulu1348,

In general, teeth move approximately 1mm per month (although individual variability does exist).  Given that, I would expect these spaces in your pictures to close in about 3-4 months assuming you're seeing your orthodontist regularly to have the braces tightened...looks like your close to the end!

Good luck!

David Sherman, DDS
Manhattan Orthodontist

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