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Closing spaces between the upper front teeth

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Closing spaces between the upper front teeth

There is a possibility that you may have a normal bite, but you can still see some spaces between your upper front teeth. Of course, braces in Highland are an option, but before you do that, have a look at the information given below.


If you can see spaces between your upper front teeth, it is because they are too narrow. The main problem that you are facing is called a tooth size discrepancy. We have dealt with patients who even had misshaped laterals that look like pegs, aptly referred to as pegged laterals. The problem is that if the upper teeth are narrow as compared to the lower ones, it is almost impossible to close the gaps orthodontically without altering the size of the upper teeth, the lower teeth and your bite.


If you try to close the gaps without working on the size of the teeth, a side effect would be that they might move backward. If your upper front teeth are resting against the lower front teeth, they cannot be moved backward without disrupting the bite. This problem is common when people use direct-to-consumer aligners without any guidance from an orthodontist. There are options to move the front teeth sideways to close the spaces, but not backward. Moving them sideways will just re-distribute the space but will not close it.

If you are planning to get Highland braces to close the gaps of your upper front teeth, here are some options that you should keep in mind:


·        Scoot the back teeth forward


One good way to close the spaces between the front teeth without moving them backwards is to move all the back teeth forward. Although, moving all the back teeth forward is not easy to achieve, however, and may leave them in an unstable position.

 

·        Make the bottom teeth narrower


If your orthodontist feels that the top teeth are too narrower, another fix is to make the lower teeth narrow to match them. This is accomplished using smooth diamond disks during a procedure known as interproximal reduction. When you create a space in the lower arch will allow the lower teeth to move backward the same amount as the upper teeth, which then makes full space closure in the upper possible.

 

·        Make the top teeth wider


If the top teeth are smaller than the lowers, another option is to make the top ones bigger. This can be done with buildups, crowns or veneers. Closing spaces in the upper arch using cosmetic dental procedures may be reliable, faster and secure way of achieving the results.Discuss your procedures with your orthodontist and take up Highland braces later. Talk to us now.


John Dip is the author of this Article. To know more about Braces Highland and Highland Braces please visit our website.

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