Information about tooth gaps after braces, and how much does braces cost to fill the gaps? - المركز الطبي لرعاية الأسنان

Information about tooth gaps after braces, and how much does braces cost to fill the gaps?

Gaps in Teeth After Braces, Some cases suffer from adverse results after the end of the braces period where gaps appear between the teeth due to the movement of the teeth after the removal of the braces. Therefore, let us learn about the causes of this problem, how to treat it, and tips for preventing it.

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Gaps in Teeth After Braces

The technique of installing braces is characterized by its high-quality results that satisfy all patients. However, some cases experience relapses and adverse results that may cause gaps between the teeth. In all cases of installing braces, doctors resort to placing a retainer to maintain the teeth and prevent them from moving again. There are two types of retainers, either removable or fixed. In case gaps occur between the teeth after installing the removable retainer, the doctor resorts to the fixed retainer and vice versa until the teeth return to their adjusted position within a short period. Other solutions include doctors resorting to installing cosmetic fillings to close these gaps and many other methods that help preserve the results of the braces, and achieve a perfect smile without braces, where we offer an effective treatment for gaps in teeth at The Dental Center.

Do Braces Cause Gaps Between Teeth?

There are rare cases in which gaps between the teeth appear again, where some patients have a propensity for relapse or their advanced or evolved medical condition leads to this, and these cases include the following:

  • The age group where gaps occur and are common in children’s cases due to the nature of this age period for them and the continuous growth of their teeth and jaw bones.
  • A mistake occurring during the treatment plan or choosing a type of braces that is not suitable for the patient.
  • Not adhering to the specified period for each type of braces and removing them before the teeth are stabilized in their specified place.

When Do Teeth Start to Move After Braces?

The doctor confirms the results of the braces immediately after removing the braces in the clinic or center, but the teeth do not change their shape or position suddenly but gradually over the period of wearing the braces. Patients notice the beginning of teeth movement after 3 months of installing the braces, and then the teeth reach their final shape and position after a year and a half or three years of installing the braces. Several factors affect the duration of teeth movement after installing the braces, including:

  • The extent of teeth protrusion or gaps between the teeth, where cases with large gaps and clear protrusion of the teeth need longer time periods until the teeth are healed and fixed in their correct places.
  • Adherence to medical instructions aimed at maintaining teeth cleanliness.
  • The extent of adherence to eating beneficial foods that suit each stage during the treatment period.
  • Adherence to all appointments with the doctor to ensure the health of the mouth, teeth, and braces.
  • The age group of the patient, where children and young people at the beginning of their age respond quickly and have a shorter treatment period.
  • The type of braces used for each patient, where each type of braces requires a specific duration different from other types for the teeth to move.

When Does Teeth Movement After Braces Become a Concern?

Many patients feel relieved after installing braces and achieve the desired results for them after removing them. During the treatment period after installing braces, significant changes occur in the positions of the teeth, which are gradual and noticeable changes aimed at healing the teeth and correcting their position. However, sometimes worrying movements of the teeth and changes occur that are a sign of a problem that needs a solution or damage that must be eliminated so that serious exacerbations do not occur later that are difficult to solve. In some cases, doctors resort to installing daily clear braces for many months, and in simple cases, they resort to braces for short periods, and advanced cases require braces for long periods up to years.

Why Do Teeth Move After Removing Braces?

There is a main reason for the movement of teeth after removing braces, which is that the body of the

teeth always undergoes many continuous changes over its different age stages. Children’s bodies continue to grow until they reach adolescence, in which their bodies mature and undergo major transformations, then the post-puberty stage in which the body continues to change and signs of aging appear on it.

It is necessary to treat the movement of teeth after braces or even before starting treatment so that there is no negative impact on their shape and function. Teeth are always in constant movement in all directions that do not face resistance, so it requires installing retainers that work to fix them in their correct places so that they do not move after removing braces. Several factors affect the movement of teeth, including:

  • The constant pressure that the teeth are subjected to from talking and eating.
  • Some genetic diseases.
  • Age, where the teeth of elderly people are negatively affected over time.
  • Grinding teeth during sleep or sneezing.

How to Stop Teeth Movement After Braces?

There are many cases that are treated using braces and their results are remarkably successful, due to the doctors following some therapeutic methods after removing the braces that help fix the teeth in their new positions and prevent their movement. Among these methods are the following:

  • Installing the retainer after removing the braces

The retainer, both fixed and removable, is the only and optimal solution for cases of teeth movement after removing braces as it works to fix them well in the jaw. Doctors recommend wearing the retainer daily for several months, then with continuous improvement, it is used three days or five days a week for a year or for life.

  • Using the retainer as braces for teeth

It is possible to use the retainer in straightening the teeth and adjusting their positions and rearranging their general appearance in some simple cases where the teeth have moved by a slight amount. In advanced cases where the teeth have moved large distances, the old retainer must be removed so as not to cause damage to the teeth and ignore it and replace it with another type of retainer suitable for the teeth. Rarely does the doctor advise the patient to continue with the same old retainer.

Dealing with Teeth Relapse After Braces

The processes of installing braces have a high success rate in most cases, but it is rare for patients to relapse. In the event of any problems or relapses after removing braces, doctors deal in a highly professional and efficient manner in order to preserve the health and safety of patients’ teeth and their health condition. The treatment methods include the following:

  • Installing another type of braces, such as installing clear braces, in case the teeth of the jaws do not bite on each other again and the relapse period ends after two or three months and the teeth return to their correct places again.
  • Installing metal braces in severe cases where there are extreme complications for the teeth and jaw, and in this case, the treatment period for teeth relapse may extend to 6 months.
  • Installing a different type of retainer than the one used after removing braces to correct and improve the position of the teeth in the gums, and get ready to improve the appearance of your smile and get rid of gaps in teeth using our advanced techniques and non-surgical treatments at The Dental Center.

Tips for Preventing Dental Relapse Tips for Preventing Dental Relapse

Tips for Preventing Dental Relapse

There are some guidelines that help protect the teeth from relapses, let’s get to know them in the following points:

  • Choosing a specialized and highly competent doctor in installing braces of various types.
  • Installing a retainer suitable for the patient’s condition after removing the braces.
  • Resorting to the doctor in case of any problems with the braces or teeth during the installation of braces or any changes during the installation of the retainer.
  • Adhering to installing braces and the retainer and not removing them until the teeth are preserved in their new places.

How Long Does It Take to Close Gaps Between Teeth?

Braces work to close the gaps that appear between them, and these gaps take 6 or 9 months to be closed after installing braces and may reach a year or two in some advanced cases or patients who suffer from many problems in teeth and mouth.

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Treating Gaps in Teeth Without Braces

There are some methods that dentists resort to in closing gaps between teeth in cases that are not suitable for installing braces or patients who do not prefer braces, and these methods include the following:

  • Cosmetic Filling

Cosmetic filling is made of composite or flexible resin material that is easy to shape and the filling is characterized by having a color similar to the natural color of the teeth and helps in adjusting and beautifying the teeth. This technique is considered one of the best techniques used in restoring and repairing teeth and is the most cost-effective, and teeth are initially filed then the filling is placed between the gaps to fill them then light is shone on them until they are dried and merged with the teeth. These fillings suit small and medium spaces between teeth and are not preferred by doctors in cases that suffer from large spaces between the teeth and each other because they cannot withstand the pressure resulting from eating and talking. Read more about cosmetic filling for teeth and how much cosmetic filling costs through this article.

  • Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are shells or fittings that are placed on the outside surface of the teeth, and these veneers are made of Emax, porcelain, ceramic, or zirconia. These materials are characterized by hardness and strength, which makes them last for many years with the patient without being affected, which makes patients overlook their high cost. These veneers need to file a layer of tooth enamel and then use adhesive material to fix them on the tooth surface, and many dentists prefer veneers in cases that suffer from large spaces between the teeth.

  • Dental Implants

The process of dental implantation is one of the methods used in compensating for damaged or broken teeth, and the implantation process requires anesthesia so that the patient does not feel any pain when the doctor makes an incision in the gum and then implants the teeth to be implanted, which are usually made of titanium inside the jaw and places the crown on their tops. Dental implant surgery is one of the most expensive techniques in terms of cost, and you can find out the cost of dental implants in Egypt when reading this article.

  • Dental Bridges

Bridges compensate for the gap between the teeth or the damage that occurs to them and these bridges consist of 3 parts, two of which are fixed on the teeth adjacent to the damaged or missing teeth and then the middle one replaces the broken tooth to be repaired. The technique of installing dental bridges is one of the most used techniques in repairing and restoring teeth in terms of cost.How Much Does Braces Cost to Close Gaps? How Much Does Braces Cost to Close Gaps?

How Much Does Braces Cost to Close Gaps?

The prices of installing braces vary depending on many factors including the efficiency of the

doctor, the social class of the residents of the area where the clinic or medical center is located, and the medical tools used in treatment. The prices of installing braces in Egypt range between 12000 and 25000 Egyptian pounds, and the cost of the most requested transparent braces by patients reaches 30000 Egyptian pounds and starts at 10000 Egyptian pounds.

The Best Medical Center for Dental Treatment and Cosmetics

The Dental Center is one of the most specialized centers in installing braces in Cairo, containing a large number of doctors with diverse study fields in different topics of installing braces and how to deal with dental relapses after removing them. This elite group of doctors is characterized by high practical experience in installing various types of braces for many years in addition to a distinguished nursing staff that supervised many cases of installing braces in various government and private hospitals. One of the most beneficial points for different patients is the provision of installing braces services in the center at prices and offers suitable for all age groups and social classes in Cairo.

Dental Problems After Braces

Some problems may occur to the teeth after installing braces, whether in the short or long term, and these problems can be summarized in the following points:

    • The presence of spaces between the teeth that may be a habitat for the growth of bacteria and fungi and thus form plaque around the teeth and cause tooth decay.
    • Inability to eat solid food and stick to soft foods for a few days after the braces installation process.
    • The appearance of pigment spots on the surface of the teeth due to the weakening of the enamel layer.
    • Movement of teeth from their specified place causing pain and constant headache.
    • Gum sensitivity towards the raw materials manufactured for the braces and its infection with many diseases.
    • Weakness of the teeth making them easy to break due to the shortening of their roots as a result of the continuous movement of them and their position causing the jaw bones to dissolve.
    • Fragility of teeth due to placing braces for long periods exceeding years.
    • Gum inflammation due to installing braces causing some side effects that may lead to its sensitivity.
    • Negative impact on the root of the teeth in the gums.
    • Braces give an opportunity for bacteria accumulation in the mouth causing tooth decay.
    • Installing braces works on removing the calcium layer coating the teeth causing their weakness.
    • Removing the enamel layer found on the surface of the teeth during installing braces and talking and eating due to the friction of the braces with the teeth may cause the weakening of the density of the teeth and their erosion.
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