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Is there any way other than braces to reduce gap between the teeth ?

This is my story i have 6 gaps on my teeth . Its and embarrassment for me to smile. On August i went to the dentist and they told me that my insurance didnt cover my braces because in order to get brace i have to have 26 points and i only got 4 points and that made me depressed because i was looking forward to have nice teeth and be able to smile to the world and still i cant. So is there anything i could do in order to get my separate teeth into nice close teeth like everyone else . Like what can i do or go to get my teeth how i want them to be
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Firstly, it is important to realize that each individual is different and unique in terms of external appearance. Secondly, external appearance is not the only thing which determines how people value you. Thirdly, imperfections are the rule to human life and nothing or nobody is perfect.

Having said this, if you still feel that your gaps in your teeth require cosmetic correction, and your insurance policy cannot cover it, then you would have to look for private treatment options (for which you would have to pay)

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Thanks for sharing your concern with us
You won't have to, if the case is not too severe. But if people can notice how...erm....severe your teeth look from far away or if your teeth overlap or bother you, then you probably have to get braces. But if you do have to get braces, then from what you've described, you might be fit for invisalign. Invisalign is a clear retainer-like mold for your teeth and are faster but a bit more expensive than braces. They are tight at first, and can be removed. You can get them off in about a year or so if you wear them for at least 20 hours a day everyday. You can eat and drink and brush normally with Invisalign because they ae removable. But I do not think that there is any way that you can push your teeth back together. They are easy to deal with and people can't see them. Believe me, DO NOT CHOOSE BRACES CHOOSE INVISALIGN.
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Dr Neha Gupta
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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