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HomeAnswersDentistrymalocclusionMy upper teeth seem a little crooked. Do I need braces?

Can braces correct malaligned upper teeth with gaps?

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Answered by

Dr. Tooba Qazi

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At March 18, 2019
Reviewed AtMay 2, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My upper teeth are slightly malaligned and have gaps in them. I visited the dentist. After the X-ray, he said braces will be used to correct the jaws and the result will be visible, that is up to 3 mm.

Answered by Dr. Tooba Qazi


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your age is ideal for orthodontic treatment. If you will delay further then treatment will take more time to complete so it is better to start with it sooner. If you have a gummy smile and 3 mm of gum line will be visible after treatment, that is fine too. People look younger with a gummy smile, but you have to properly maintain your oral hygiene then. Stay happy and blessed dear.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Tooba Qazi
Dr. Tooba Qazi


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