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Can you close a gap without braces?

I am a 24 year old male. I want to know if I can close a gap without braces?

14 Answers

Yes, depending on how large the gap is between. Minimal gaps can be closed with cosmetic veneer or crown.
There are several additional ways to do so: with composite bonding, crowns, veneers. But it has to be evaluated by a dentist in-person what kind of the options are suitable in your case. Many different factors can affect the diagnosis and treatment options. It is always recommended to seek in-person dental examination and advice.
Crowns can be used to close the gap between teeth when braces is contraindicated.
It depends where the gap is and how much. First need a clinical evaluation.
Yes! There are a few ways of doing this: Invisalign, with two little fillings between the teeth that match your teeth, and with veneers!
Yes you can. We have several options for closing gap. some are immediate /same day results. Others require a few appointments
Ask your dentist to go through restorative/cosmetic composite resin and porcelain veneer options.
I think you are wondering about a space between your upper front teeth, called a diastema. It can be closed with clear aligners as well as braces, but in order to keep the space closed, you will need a fixed bonded retainer.
Braces or clear aligner are the best way to close spaces. If it is a space just in the front and you want to look at other options, then sometimes direct composites or indirect restorations can be a good option. It does depend on a lot of other factors though. Your dentist would be able to check and guide you to the best option.

With gratitude,

Sheena Bhatia, DDS
In adults, this is where Invisible Aligners work well such as Invisalign, Clear Correct and others that are professionally done. Do not use the do-it-yourself ones on TV. There have been some problems of trying to treat yourself and not having professional evaluation with X-rays. The health of not only the teeth but the gum tissue and the boney support is extremely important to have a professional exam. Use an orthodontist, not a general dentist. Orthodontists have much more training.

William E. Harrell, Jr, DMD, C.DSM
Yes, you can.
Yes! Clear aligners can close many gaps, and some gaps can be closed with even less expensive wire retainers. See a board certified orthodontist at (locator tab) to find the best credentialed orthodontist in your area!

Dr. Eric Dellinger
Unfortunately no. However, you have other options then braces alone. You may be a candidate for clear aligners. Go to a dentist for an evaluation.
Depending on the size of the gap and your overall bite, it may be possible to close your gap with clear aligners, such as Invisalign.