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18 Jan 2006

Shaping teeth
My two front teeth are rather large, I have braces and my teeth are moving nice and straight. Is it possible to have my teeth shaped/trimmed while the braces are still on or must I wait for them to come off. I need a bit of the edges to be filed to make my teeth narrower, can they do that, or only make them shorter?

Thank you very much
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dental expert

01 Jan 0001

You have to wait until the braces are out BUT speak to the orthodontist now so that he takes that into consideration during his treatment.
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