Braces: I will be turning 15 soon and I have an overbite and a gap around 5mm [maybe?] between my front two top teeth.
I've been refused braces by my dentist although my gap bothers me. I don't think I can financially afford private treatment however. What can I appeal for if there is anything? ... Visitor from England
It is unfortunate you are unable to obtain the dental treatment you want that "should" satisfy a treatment standard deemed reasonable in other countries. In the USA for example, large tooth gaps are OFTEN the primary reason for orthodontic treatment.
For adults who have no other significant orthodontic issues, the use of porcelain veneeers or porcelain crowns are used to eliminate a wide front tooth gap.
Consider seeking an appeal hearing with your local dental board for additional guidance.
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