Are My Teeth Too Small for Braces?

I have really small teeth, and they’re been shifting a lot but I have a lot of gaps on my teeth. I want to find the best option for them. Is it possible braces isn’t an option for me? Also, I would like to know if there’s a way for my teeth to grow?

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Answer: teeth too small

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

If you have small teeth with spacing between them, braces may not be the best option.  Braces will bring your teeth together, however you will still have spacing somewhere and your teeth will still appear small to you.  Lumineers may be a better option.  It is a minimal preparation veneer that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth.  Fabricated from the highest quality porcelain, you can make your teeth appear larger, close the spaces and make them a bright white that doesn't stain if you desire.  It is a great cosmetic option that will give you the smile you have always desired.  You can find a local cosmetic dentist in your area by entering your zip code and searching for a provider on the Lumineers website.  You can also upload a selfie and see what you would look like with lumineers on.  

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