Spacing In Between The Teeth

Spacing between the teeth is normal in milk or primary teeth, as the extra space is required for the erupting permanent teeth. But gaps or spaces in adult dentition might affect your smile and result in food impaction. Mild spacing can be treated with composite fillings or dental veneers, but severe cases need treatment with braces.

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I have gap between my front teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was looking into veneers and invisalign to fix the gap between my front teeth. I am not sure what would fix them. So, I am looking for some initial advice. I have attached a picture for you to view. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, let me know you that the space between upper front teeth, which you are having, is called midline diastema. It can occur due to many reasons like abnorma...  Read Full »

Is it normal to bleed while cleaning the teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have gone to see a different dentist after I retire. My first appointment with the new dentist, they took x-rays, and the dental hygienist started to clean my teeth. She noticed an excess cement that was from my crown procedure a couple of years ago and stated that it had to be remove...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I saw the attachment you provided for example and got your point. (attachment provided to protect patient identity). Removing excess cement stuck in between the crown and natural tooth is a correct procedure. This excess cement flow happe...  Read Full »

I have gaps between teeth after braces. Please help.

Query: Hello, About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth. And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded. As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space. But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom l...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth. In your case, as you said there was severe crowding. Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly. Is your second mol...  Read Full »

Can Invisalign treat gaps in the bottom row of teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and very self-conscious about my teeth. I understand that I have an overbite, which cannot be corrected unless I have jaw surgery. I had braces as a teenager, but they were taken off early, and now my teeth are shifting. I have a gap on the bottom row of teeth and some c...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, attached file (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can understand your concern regarding dental health. The gap which is present in your lower left side is very small and can be closed by wearing fixed retainer for 6 to 12 m...  Read Full »

How to prevent further deterioration of gap between the front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had perfect teeth. But recently, I noticed a small gap forming between my front two teeth and my incisor had rotated a bit. Tooth gaps are in my family. Is there any way I can prevent my teeth from deteriorating?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Tooth gaps in the front are inherited in families to a certain extent. A study has even proved that there is as high as 62.5% of patients have midline gap running in families. You also have mentioned that one of...  Read Full »

Other than braces, how to close the gap between two front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a gap between my two front teeth. I feel insecure to the point where I do not smile with my mouth wide open. I told my dentist about this. She said she cannot give me braces. What should I do? Is there anything else I can ask my dentist to give me other than braces to close my gap?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can ask your dentist to make zirconium crowns for that two front teeth like a bridge over it to close the gap. He will reduce your teeth little bit from all sides and will take an impression first and give a temporary crown for a few days. Later, when the crown i...  Read Full »

My teeth are not in perfect shape. Should I go for braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. My teeth are not in perfect shape. What should I do? Should I go for braces? Please advise about all possible options.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By looking at the picture of your teeth (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you seem to be having spaced dentition with some malalignment. The best possible solution for this is to get the orthodontic treatment or braces done. This would be the perman...  Read Full »

What is the difference between 0.018 and 0.022 orthodontic brackets?

Query: Hello doctor, I have spaces in the upper and lower front teeth, and I am about to get my braces treatment started. I going to buy braces online, so I want to know what is the difference between 0.018 brackets and 0.022 brackets? Please just clarify my doubt.  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The difference between both the size brackets is the slots in which the wires are held on to in the brackets. There are minor differences in the treatment mechanics between the both. 0.022 brackets can hold larger wires in the slots. The larger slot size can sometimes be ...  Read Full »

While correcting the gap of upper teeth, should I get braces on both arches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing braces on my upper teeth for two years to fix the gap due to the extraction of an extra teeth between my incisors. Now I have noticed that my upper teeth are slightly protruding and I cannot close my mouth. Now, my orthodontist is asking me to get braces on lower tee...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When treating with braces, it is usually a good practice to put them on both arches, upper and lower despite the apparent need for minor changes or few teeth in one arch. This is because as the teeth are aligned and moved in one arch, their relative position changes with ...  Read Full »

How to correct post-frenectomy upper lip sagging?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a gap in between my incisors. When I approached a dentist, he advised to go with frenectomy and then braces treatment. I had upper lip frenectomy three days back. Now, when I smile, I can notice the middle portion of my upper lip is sagging a little, and my incisors are not comple...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It happens after frenectomy. A little sagging is normal as frenum pulls the lip upwards. The second thing is after minor surgery one has swelling and body reacts towards the trauma that is created by instrument or laser. To get rid of the problem you can put gels with as...  Read Full »

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