I really want to fix my front teeth. I saw on YouTube that I could do that with rubber bands. but it got me to thinking. It may close my front teeth, but won’t that put gaps between other teeth? Will I need to put bands on those also?
I’m very glad you wrote before you did this. These YouTube videos have been becoming more and more popular. The method is dangerous. What it does is just tip your teeth together. It does it in a way which doesn’t allow your bone to develop around the roots of your teeth.
This puts you in danger of your teeth coming loose and even falling out. Others have had the rubber bands work their way up into their gums causing serious problems.
You’re also clever to realize that it will cause more gaps. I wish more people would think about cause and effect the way you do.
Solutions for Fixing Front Teeth
If it’s just that you want to close a gap in your two front teeth, there are a few ways to do that. One popular solution is to have dental bonding done. This uses a composite resin which will close up the gap.
You’ll want this done by a good cosmetic dentist. It’s done freehand and the dentist will match it to shape and color of your front teeth.
Six Month Smiles
Another option is to get clear braces with Six-Month Smiles. This is faster than traditional braces. The main reason for that is it only straightens visible teeth, like your front teeth.
You mentioned these were the teeth you were most interested in, so this may be an awesome solution for you. These straighten your teeth safely, with no risk for them coming loose.
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