Everyones making fun of the gap in my two front teeth. Im getting my braces in like 3 weeks I dont have to turn my expander anymore. I was wondering if the gap will close on its own before i get my braces?
I Just Got a Palatal Expander, Will It Close My Gap Before I Get Braces in 3 Weeks?
Doctor Answers 2
My gap after expander
Yes, your gap should start to slowly close even before you get the braces on. This closure is due to the tissue pull of the gingival ( gum ) tissue . And rest assured, as soon as the braces go on, the space will close with in a month.
The Gap Means the Expander Worked
Don't sweat the gap, it just means that your expander is doing it's job. Now you'll be on a path towards a broad beautiful smile that no one will give you grief about.
Once your orthodontist has you stop turning your expander the gap will close a little bit, and when you get braces on your teeth will start to line up and the gap will get closed completely if it hasn't already.