How can I straighten my two front teeth? Any ideas?

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    Sep 04, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    Okay, so I hate my teeth. Only for like one thing, that's because the top two just overlap. No one else can really notice it but it fucking shits me, how can I straighten them without going to see a dentist...Or is the only way to get braces? It's the the two front teeth. So annoying.
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    all depends. braces or sometimes they can reshape and use bonding.
    It's not something you can fix without a trip to the dentist
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    I don't know how you can straighten them w/o going to the dentist, but I do know how to do it w/o braces. It's called Invisalign. Look it up. It's more expensive than traditional braces, but it also allows for more customized treatment.
  • makemake

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    Sep 04, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    You MUST see an orthodontist. They can thoroughly answer all your questions and prescribe treatment.
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    $4,000 for two straight teeth?


    This is so crap icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    I'm sorry.......Unless you know that everyone on here is either a dentist or orthodontist, why are you asking this question?

    GO TO THE DENTIST AND ASK!

    Not trying to be a complete dick here, but it's just stupid to ask us a question like this. Go ask either a dentist or orthodontist. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Good luck. I hope you get your teeth fixed to how you want them. icon_wink.gif

    Tristan
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidI'm sorry.......Unless you know that everyone on here is either a dentist or orthodontist, why are you asking this question?

    GO TO THE DENTIST AND ASK!

    Not trying to be a complete dick here, but it's just stupid to ask us a question like this. Go ask either a dentist or orthodontist. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Good luck. I hope you get your teeth fixed to how you want them. icon_wink.gif

    Tristan



    I asked to see if anyone knew without me going to the dentist... Duh? How am I suppose to know? Geeze. calm yo farm drama llama.
  • creature

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    Sep 04, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    I was going to say assholes shouldn't have teeth in the first place. But that would have been harsh.

    (for those not in the know, read some of the OP's posts).
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    Try self-othodontics. It is all the rage. Take some wire (something with a bit of tension in it) and attach it to your back teeth by creating a 'lasoo' at each end. Tension it across the front of your teeth. Superglue a couple of brackets (a friendly dentist will supply these) to the front of the affected teeth and run the wire through these. Keep adjusting the tension on the wire and eventually your teeth will straighten (or perhaps fall out). You may have to add some elastic bands in order to create a bit of directional tension.

    If this does not work, you can try self-crowning. You will need a hobby drill, some epoxy resin and plaster of Paris. Full details details to follow.
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    I always wanted braces, but i never had them.

    The best thing you can do is to go to your family dentist and ask him. More than likely, straightening your teeth will be a bit expensive, at least for what i hear from other people. I can't afford to do anything to mine, so they'll stay the way they are.


  • PKP223

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    Sep 04, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    Definitely a question for your ortho but make sure you ask him about Invisalign, its a clear retainer that works exactly like braces but its invisible, my dentist thought I might have to wear one but my teeth ended up straightening themselves out.
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    Sep 04, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    Stop gnawing on tree trunks to build dams.
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    Sep 04, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    Go to an ortho guy

    Stop sucking cock so frequently.
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    Sep 04, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    Seems foolish to have good teeth when the rest of you looks the way it does. Do they make personality braces?
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    Sep 04, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    If you remove your snaggle-teeth you'd be MUCH better at giving BJ's...
    I hear you're going through financial trouble .... Carry the one ;]
  • commoncoll

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    Sep 04, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    Kristoff: I read your profile, he he he he

    Mil8: How do you know to do this?
    Mil8 saidTry self-othodontics. It is all the rage. Take some wire (something with a bit of tension in it) and attach it to your back teeth by creating a 'lasoo' at each end. Tension it across the front of your teeth. Superglue a couple of brackets (a friendly dentist will supply these) to the front of the affected teeth and run the wire through these. Keep adjusting the tension on the wire and eventually your teeth will straighten (or perhaps fall out). You may have to add some elastic bands in order to create a bit of directional tension.

    If this does not work, you can try self-crowning. You will need a hobby drill, some epoxy resin and plaster of Paris. Full details details to follow.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 04, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    Cash saidSeems foolish to have good teeth when the rest of you looks the way it does. Do they make personality braces?



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    Sep 04, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    Use a hammer.
    Drink lots of vodka then bash your teeth with the hammer.

    Ignore the blood.

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    Sep 04, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidStop gnawing on tree trunks to build dams.


    bwahahah. I think I just peed myself.


    Seriously, though, you need to see an ortho. If you move the two front teeth, then the spacing and alignment of your other teeth will be affected, not to mention the alignment to your bottom teeth. Only a professional can make sure the treatment is done right.
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    Sep 04, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    KristoffHow can I straighten my two front teeth? Any ideas?


    Expose them to heaps of pictures of boobies.
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    Sep 04, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Retired Dentist here

    Yes you have to go to a dentist and or orthodontis and maybe Invisalign will work maybe it won't. It depends on what the rest of your teeth look like and how they are aligned. I'd start with seeing a general dentist first, one that specializes in Aesthetic Dentistry, you can search online in your area.

    Cost
    You can spend 40K on a beemer (the gay car you know) and when you drive it off the lot you lose about 8 grand. Does the 4K to fix your teeth that will last much longer than the car sound like a lot now??

    Good dental health can extend your life by at least a decade with better eating and less internal inflammation from infections and disease.

    All for now
  • LJay

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    Sep 04, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    I was once worried about the whiteness of my teeth. I mentioned it when I was at the dentist and he promptly showed me my teeth against the color samples he had. He said, "Look, your teeth are way up toward the top of the scale. What are you worried about?"

    It may be that an interview with a good orthodontist or prosthodontist would show you that you are actually within the normal range. That, and a look at the fee schedules to fix something that is not so bad, may help to sort things out.

    I'm not saying that you are fussing too much, just that a lot of us carry such baggage around with no real point of reference. Just about anything CAN be done. It may or not be necessary.
  • dancedancekj

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    Sep 04, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    Without having seen your teeth fully exposed, it all depends on what you want to achieve. I'd recommend maybe even skipping the general dentist and going to an orthodontist. It seems relatively simple to fix, yes, but there are a lot of other factors that may play into fixing the overlapping

    -What kind of spacing you have in your arch
    -If your lower teeth contact heavily on your top front teeth (regarding veneering)
    -If you have any decay or genetic abnormalities of your teeth
    -If you've taken any bisphosphonates in the past
    -How long the roots of your teeth are
    -If you have any staining, decalcification on the front teeth
    etc.etc.

    Just as you wouldn't expect a heart or brain surgeon to do your procedure for $50, you can't expect a dentist to do something like that cheaply. Technically, the dentist is a microsurgeon, and the orthodontist is like an orthosurgeon. I suggest that you go to an orthodontist if you are serious about fixing your overlapped incisors correctly.
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    Sep 04, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
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    Just see an orthodontist, get a quote, and see about financing it if possible.

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    Sep 04, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    Veneers would give instant gratification, but you'd have to get the top four done, which would run at least $4,000 for any kind of decent job. You couldn't just do two because you'd have obvious color mismatch in all likelihood.