I was born with a gap between my two front teeth. And I was wondering if braces are the only way to get gaps fixed or are there any other procedures to fix gaps between your teeth? Also I was curious to how long one would have to wear braces in order for the gap to be fixed. ..Visitor from NC
If gaps are the only problem, then yes, braces are the right way to close them. It's usually around 8 - 12 months or braces. Usually this is followed up by a clipping of a 'frenum' between the upper two front teeth to reduce the chances of your upper two teeth from reopening.
You have to have a consultation to make sure that your teeth are properly sized, because if they are smaller than normal from the rest of your teeth, then there is a possibility you cannot close the gaps fully.
Edward Leventhal, DDS
Baltimore Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
8860 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236