I am a female, 21 years of age.
I have a hereditary problem where I have missing permanent teeth under 6 of my deciduous teeth.
Before my orthodontist put braces on me, he pulled out 6 of my deciduous teeth as through as X ray, he could tell that they were weak and the roots were not really firm/stable.
1 deciduous tooth was pulled out in the top right part of my mouth, and another 1 at the bottom right part of my mouth. Both of them are at the same location if you count from the mid line of my mouth.
2 other teeth were pulled out from the top left part of my mouth and another 2 right below it, on the lower jaw.
My doctor told me that I have to get 2 implants put in on the upper and lower left side of the jaw (where 4 teeth were pulled out) as the gap cannot be closed by just braces.
Well, technically it’s possible but the midline would shift, causing my smile to be ugly.
In conclusion, I want to know if it is worth investing so much money in the 2 implants. Should I just have a bridge done? My doctor says it will be a waste as the rest of my teeth are so perfect.
What should I do? My braces will be off in July and I do not want to have the 2 gaps empty for long.
Alternatively, would it be ok if I asked my doctor to close up the gap in the lower jaw and have an implant in the upper jaw?
Would my teeth look weird?
Please advice. Thanks a million.