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Braces to fix uneven teeth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi All, I am having a issue with my teeth. The space between the teeth is bit big and i want to reduce that gap. I used to have tongue thrusting habit from my childhood. Any one please help and let me know if it is possible to reduce the gap among my teeth....
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Good Afternoon
Doctor :   If the gap if very slight braces will close the gap
Doctor :   But if the gap is very huge, you need artificial teeth
User :   the gap is not that much big, but its big enough to pass some matchstick through the gap
User :   some = one
User :   and also
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then you go bracing
User :   my other teeth are small in size
User :   Bracing....on an average how many days do i need to keep them in place?
User :   also i am wondering whether i can have any detachable Bracing thing, so that remove them while going to office and use only at nights?
User :   as i need to participate in a number of meetings in a day..
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   they are also available
User :   good to hear doctor...
User :   and could you please suggest me some medical creams or paste for making my teeth more whiter? If there are any
Doctor :   You can use best Floride containing tooth paste
User :   ok
User :   will taking in Lemon and Honey in the morning will cause any harm to our teeth?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Do you have any other Questions? Did I answer your query?
User :   as the size of my teeth are small, do Braces fit well?
Doctor :   Yes they do
Doctor :   Braces are individualized for shape and size of teeth
User :   ow cool
User :   finally one question, and also will there be any problem in speaking or talking while braces are in place?
Doctor :   Some times , yes but you will learn how to speak with braces slowly. You have to speak slowly.
User :   ok..
User :   Good, then i will go forward for these Braces, and will try to use them at night and on weekends...
User :   Hopefully they will fix the issue
User :   and the usage term will be approximately 6 months?
Doctor :   Usually 12 months
User :   ow need to hurry then ..
User :   Thank you XXXXXXXX for your answers...Have a nice day :)
Doctor :   for better resuklts
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Good luck
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