Can I get overlapping front teeth fixed without removing teeth?
Q. Hi – my 2 upper fron teeth cross over and I would be interested in getting them straightened. I have never had any teeth removed and still have my wisdom teeth. I am 46. Can this be done without having any teeth removed? And would it be a lifelong correction? My lower teeth are also crooked but I am not so concerned about this. I am a regular visitor to the Dentist and Hygienist & otherwise have good teeth and gums. Thank You for your advice. c,
A. You can have Invisalign or other fixed braces to straighten your teeth, generally teeth do not have to be removed, if space is needed your natural teeth can be reduced very slightly in width to create room. You must have retainers after the teeth are straight otherwise they will move back.