What are the options besides braces for closing the gap?

Q. I’m 15 years old, and have a gap between my two front teeth. Lots of my friends have recieved braces, but I was never offered, and I heard something about once your 16, you have to pay for them. I wondered what my options – besides braces – were for closing the gap, within a resonable price range.

A. If you have enough functional justification for NHS braces its free till 18 or 19 if your in full time education.
Simple ways to close gaps at 15 are bonding tooth coloured filling (  cosmetic bonding ) to do a Diastema closure.
Once your gum shape stabilises ( aound 18-21yrs old ) Veneers are a googd option for diastema / gapclosure.
if you pay private fees expecty around £100 per tooth, but as the gap is usually closed from both sides £200 per gap. AN NHS dentist might do a simplified procedure for free.

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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

December 2nd, 2014 at 08:47 PM
harry Says :

Asking about diastema treatment

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