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Gap between the teeth. Treatment options? Need information on the safety of teeth bands

Hi doctor, I am a 23 yrs. old girl. I have wide gaps in my 4 front teeth of the upper jaw and small gaps in the teeth of the lower jaw. Kindly suggest me if I can opt for invisible braces to close my gaps and what s the estimated duration and cost for the same. Also let me know if teeth bands are safe enough to close the teeth gaps.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that duration of orthodontic treatment depends on the case & the age of patient.The correct time of treatment is teenage period because that time we get good results as that time bone is growing & tooth alignment is easy.
Still it takes around 6 months to 2 years depending on the case.For further treatment you need to consult your orthodontist for proper diagnosis & treatment planing.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i would be glad to inform you that the duration for an orthodontic treatment is different for every case.
ideally , it is performed during the teenage years as the teeth and the jaws are still developing, which makes tooth movement and their alignment easy.
In your case, i believe a thorough clinical check up is required to determine the duration and the cost .
orthodontic treatment duration can vary from 6 months to 1 year(or more ), i recommend you to see an orthodontist and let him /her evaluate your case.
Teeth bands are safe ,your Orthodontist will decide whether to use bands on your teeth or not ,therefore you need not worry.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
first of all,i would like to tell you that the best period for orthodontic treatment is 13-19 years,and duration of treatment vary in each case.
Approximate time period for orthodontic treatment is 1-2 years.
Cost also vary in every case and also depends on practitioner.
Approximate cost for this case can be 15k-25k.
As this gap is in front teeth which will affect your looks,I will suggest you please visit an orthodontist as soon as possible take a proper and complete consultation regarding your problem.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care.
Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. RAJNISH's  Response
midline diastema

you need orthodontic tretment
duration can vary from 6 months to 1 year
Answered: Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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