Dear Dentist, I had a 4mm gap between my front tooth. Wore braces for 6months and got it removed yesterday. I still have a gap of 1mm between the tooth. Will get the retainers on in 2-3days. Please advice if with retainers the remaining gap will close. As am unhappy with the results, I wanted to get whole 4mm gap completely closed. Kindly advice.
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Usually braces should actually fully close your gap.
If it's not closing with braces you should probably take a second opinion
Retainers though might close 1-2 mm of gap but that gap will reoccur after you leave the retainers.
I am surprised to hear your Orthodontic treatment got over in jus 6 months..
Anyways coming to your question...
U don't have to be worried, the gap wil be closed using a retainer.. ask ur dentist to make a Essex retainer from your post treatment model for upper and fixed lower retainer..
Please note that retainers are usually charged extra and doesn't come under your treatment charges...
Hi. The gap could be could be due to a thick fleshy frenum or mucosa(soft tissue) going between your front teeth which is quite common in such case. It will need to be addressed . Please consult your orthodontists regarding the same . Post that there are variety of Cosmetic options to close the gap. Hope that helped.
Hi,Retainers will not close the gap but there are various method to close it like cosmetic filling ,cap or veneers but before going for it consult your Orthodontist to check whether he can close the gap or take second opinion.
Hi. Retainers will not be able to close the gap at all. Please talk to your orthodontist for other options to close the gap. These may include veneers, ortho appliances or frenectomy.
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