Dear Dr. Basically here is my dilemma…i have a gap between my two front teeth and i would like it fixed… This is the problem i have a big fear of wire and needles in my mouth this means in the past braces have been difficult. I have some teeth effect bands but i am unsure of whether to use them… I have done much research and the three main problems that dentists have are that they can cause gaps either side of the teeth in question, they have been known to cause gum irritation and also that they are not a permanent solution. I have crooked teeth and my two front teeth over lap either side so the gaps arent a problem, also i would only use them durin the day between meals, this means i could be sure they do not slip near my gums. Lastly i realise that this diy dentistry would only be short term. I am basically asking what do you think for my circmstances? Should i use the bands? thanks.
Dr Riten Patel
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