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Orthodontics Ask The Dentist - Edward Leventhal Question:
I have braces and my front two teeth there's always a gap between them and I have had them for 2 years now. When the gap gets probably to its best my one front tooth it's crooked, like on the top part. I was wondering if there is anything to be done or if my tooth will always be a little crooked?

Answer:
Gaps between two front teeth can be there for a number of reasons. Gaps are needed for the larger permanent teeth that will be erupting or coming in.

If the gaps remain between the permanent teeth when most of your permanent teeth are already in, these could be caused by a thicker than usual muscle attachment between your two front teeth or other possible reasons such as your bite. You would certainly need to ask your orthodontist why these are occurring.

Edward Leventhal, DDS
Baltimore Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
8860 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 256-7300



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