How to fix teeth gap without going to Orthodontist?

Last year, I noticed that there is a teeth gap in my upper front teeth. The bad thing is, it is getting wider and wider everyday! The only solution that I think of at that moment is to have a braces or retainer. Since I don't have enough money for that and I am not gonna pay huge money for just a piece of metal for my mouth, I searched for home-made solutions that I can use to close my teeth gap.

Not my teeth okay! :)
I found out Orthobands. You can buy this stuff online for $27 but if you are saving money, you can buy it for only $4 on eBay. I am not sure if you can buy cheap orthobands in the Philippines. $4 is cheap I guess. Don't just convert it to peso.


Yes, I bought an orthoband on eBay and received it before Christmas. Here is what happened:


I put orthobands or dental bands on my teeth. After 5 hours, I noticed that the gap was getting smaller. After 10 hours, the gap was totally gone. In less than 24 hours, my gap was gone.


BUT when I forgot to wear my dental bands, the gap started to build up again. It was an ON and OFF scenario. You want the gap closed, then wear your dental bands. If not, then don't.


What is the feeling of wearing Orthobands or Dental Bands?


At first, it is kind of annoying and uncomfortable. It can hurt your gums when the bands are going on top of the root of your teeth. It can cause bleeding. Sometimes, I am waking up in the middle of the night just to remove the bands because my gums are bleeding. Now, I am still wearing my bands and it doesn't hurt anymore. It feels natural.


The Big Reveal: Home-made solution on how to fix teeth gap


I was shocked when I saw the dental bands that I bought because it looks like sanrio. My mom teased me for buying a sanrio for $4. A sanrio is a rubber that girls use to tie or braid their hairs. For short, you can simply use sanrio or hair rubber bands to close your teeth gap without going to your orthodontist.

30 comments:

  1. That sucks. Amazing it is that it only takes hours to close the teeth gaps because it normally would after months or years when taken to the orthodontist.

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  2. Yes, this is true AvatarLady. But only advisable if your gap is small. Wide gap needs braces and these rubber bands can't do anything about it.

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  3. I haven't use orthobands my I believe it can correct small gaps in just a little time. Based on my experience on rubbers (on braces) that makes a huge correction moving in my open bite overynight... =)

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  4. how is your gap now, is it completely closed? Did it reopen again?

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  5. what if you have alot of gaps can they work on thoose too

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    1. Then you might be missing teeth and you can get flippers but there kinda costly

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    2. I got braces and they ain't closing my gap much

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  6. can you sleep in those rubber hair ties? also do they work the same?

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    1. They WERE The Rubber Hair Ties.

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  7. At first, it is really hard to sleep with rubbers on your teeth but you will get used to it anyway.

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  8. wouldnt u have to wear the bands for about hmmmmmmm 2 years.because the gap will re-open.the gums must adjust to that position,taking up to 4 years of staying that same way.

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  9. Anon. That is why I stopped wearing these bands because they will just close the gap for a short period of time. It is still advisable to wear dental braces just to sure.

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  10. My dental doctor sucks. I never know that to attach braces need an ortho doctor before.. Back then he just put the braces for 1.5 years while, I myself -who not a dental doctor nor even a doctor- believe my big tooth will need more time for stay permanent. He choose to over my braces time and it just looks good for the first 2 years, after that? My teeth back to the first place.

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  11. so once the gap closes and u take them off it will open up? how long would u have to leave the bands in to close it permeantly

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  12. I have a gap and it ducks,I don't have a lot of money and my dentist said don't use the bands. What should I do?

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  13. I have a gap and I used small bands, within a day my gap was closed. I wore them 24 hours except to eat or clean my teeth. I left them on for a month and now my gap is gone. You just have to stick with it you can't take them off and put them back on a week later and expect your gap to be gone.

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  14. You have to purchase a retainer after your gap has been closed in order to keep it closed.

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  15. How do ypu put them on ??

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  16. I had just met up with a friend, whom I had not met for about two years or so, and noticed that her teeth gap has widened. Why is it so? Is it because this is part and parcel of aging process or is it because lack of certain vitamins or minerals? What can we do to prevent such symptom?

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  17. Dental bands (orthofill) are different from natural rubber bands used in the hair. As far as I know, dental bands have been specifically manufactured in dental laboratories by Orthodontic professionals to provide an adaptive solution targeted only for minor gapped teeth.

    They are the small elastic bands that many dentists and orthodontics use with braces. But instead of threading them through the braces, you only need to roll a band over the gapped teeth.

    :)

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  18. hmmm my gap isnt really big , sooo i think i'll try the bands

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  19. My gap is small so what can I use to get rid of my gap cause I'm sick of seeing it what kind of rubber bands can I use please someone right back thanks

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  20. what is difference between thooth bands & normal rubber? both are elastics

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  21. My front teeth gap is very small in my house they are not allowing me take treatment/if you want treatment means without distubing any origional teeth you can take tretment they are telling like that.what shall do please help me ....

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    1. certain people use a product called Goodybands from walmart under the hair accessorie aisle some people complains that it hurts their teeth or makes their gums bleed but they might work and use a retainer because your gap will shift if you dont. And also im not held accountable for what happens to your teeth if you want to try this you can its a suggestion

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  22. Go to Walmart and get the goody bands and use the top part on your front two teeth and then use the middle part for the right and left tooth next to the front tooth to make sure u don't get gaps there too!

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  23. If you don't have braces can you still put bands on you teeth and if how!

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  24. Just use Retainers it only cost 200 pesos in CEU manila ....but in dentist maybe it cost 600 pesos :)

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  25. Great post! Been reading a lot about getting my teeth straight. Thanks for the info here!

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