My two front teeth are both slightly crooked (both by different degree) & I also have a gap between them (1/4 cm by gums & 1/2 cm at bottom). I'm on a smaller budget because my family's insurance will not cover it & we don't have much money to spend. I have anxiety & am VERY uncomfortable with the thought of braces on my teeth 24/7 for an unknown amount of time. I understand they must be fixed & will take time but want something I can control/take off if I'm having pain or discomfort. Please help!
What Are my Options Besides Traditional Braces? (16 Year Old Girl)
Doctor Answers 5
Without photos it is hard to make a treatment recommendation, but I would always recommend a consultation with an Orthodontist. At this appointment they will take photos, x-rays and do a dental exam. At this point, you can find out your treatment options. There is also an option called Invisalign that may be perfect for your concerns. It can be very effective in most cases and you have total control. That being said, it only works if you wear it.
Many orthodontists provide free consultation appointments as well.
Best of luck!
16 Year old with braces
Teenager with an upper gap and twisted front teeth
The soft tissue is a muscle attachment that can pull the 2 teeth apart, creating the space.
You should let your orthodontist assess this and Invisalign would be ideal for this small problem.
I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT recommen veneers or bondings (that stain )
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The only other option you have to straighten your teeth with something that is removable would be Invisalign, but your orthodontist would need to determine if your problem is correctible with it. Invisalign is limited at what it can do so it is not an option for everyone.
Without a photo its tough to tell. Options might include Invisalign, veneers, or direct bonding to reshape the teeth and close the spaces. my advice would be to discuss the above with your dentist.
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