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hey guys, hope you guys are doing well

so basically, i have had my braces for 2 years and my gap in my front teeth hasn't closed. my orthodontist gave me elastics to fix my bite and after that my braces are coming of, maybye by march time. i did my research and i came across teeth shaping or something like that. apparently my teeth is not shaped in a way that would allow my gap to close, therefore i would have to get my teeth reshaped. do you know if this procedure could be done by my orthodontist?

and do i re shape my teeth after or with braces?
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Ask your dentist
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Depending on your age and other circumstances, it'll cost you a fortune. :sadnod:
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It could make sense to travel to an Eastern European or Balkan country where they do it very cheaply
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(Original post by Synchronise)
Depending on your age and other circumstances, it'll cost you a fortune. :sadnod:
Yup

NHS doesn't do cosmetic stuff - only things that impact your dental health or will do in the future - for example over crowding of teeth over a certain extent.

They have different bands for orthodontic treatment, and even then it is only free if you start it when under 18 (I think) and have it to a certain severity.

Ask your orthodontist about the gap in your teeth and what you can do about it next time you go
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Yup

NHS doesn't do cosmetic stuff - only things that impact your dental health or will do in the future - for example over crowding of teeth over a certain extent.

They have different bands for orthodontic treatment, and even then it is only free if you start it when under 18 (I think) and have it to a certain severity.

Ask your orthodontist about the gap in your teeth and what you can do about it next time you go
I've heard they sometimes do cosmetic stuff with teeth for free if it's because you have extremely low self confidence because of it.
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(Original post by Synchronise)
Depending on your age and other circumstances, it'll cost you a fortune. :sadnod:
i saw somewhere it was 250 pounds to get your teeth reshaped. its not that much if i save up well.
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Do you need the gap gone? I have a gap and it never causes an issue.
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and guys i did get my braces when i was 17. I'm now 19 turning 20 in just under a month.
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and guys i did get my braces when i was 17. I'm now 19 turning 20 in just under a month.
Ask your orthodontist about it first - see what they say.
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