Extraction gap closure time

This is the place to post general questions and comments about all areas of orthodontic treatment. Before you post a question, use the forum's SEARCH tool to see if your question has already been answered!

New Members: YOU MUST MAKE A POST WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REGISTERING OR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED. In other words, don't sign up unless you plan to actively participate in the message board immediately. This is necessary to keep out spammers and lurkers with bad intentions. Of course, you can read most forums on the board without registering.

DO NOT POST FULL-FACE PHOTOS or personal contact information on this website. We have had problems with people re-posting members' photos on fetish websites. Please only post photos of your teeth, not your whole face. Keep your email and your personal information private. Thank you.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Post Reply
Message
Author
Level75
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Extraction gap closure time

#1 Post by Level75 »

Hi. What are people's experience of the time taken for extraction gaps to close? I've had 2 top teeth out, 5th in (sorry don't know technical terms) and was just wondering. It's been 3 months and I reckon it's a third closed. Just moved off round wires onto square. Thanks

User avatar
djspeece
Posts: 1917
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:36 am
Location: North Canton, Ohio USA

Re: Extraction gap closure time

#2 Post by djspeece »

They won't close faster than about 1mm per month, and sometimes not even that fast. Best of luck to you!
Dan

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Buddist saying

Teslathecat
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 am

Re: Extraction gap closure time

#3 Post by Teslathecat »

Mine took almost 2 years to close. My left canine took a long time to move toward the molar, once it did, it didn't take too long close the rest of the gaps.

EllieMilo
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:59 am

Re: Extraction gap closure time

#4 Post by EllieMilo »

I had 4 teeth removed. The gaps closed pretty quickly. My ortho had me wear rubber bands 24 hours a day to help close the gaps. It was less painful than I expected it to be though. Good luck!

Lovespain5
Posts: 441
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 3:07 pm

Re: Extraction gap closure time

#5 Post by Lovespain5 »

Teslathecat wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Mine took almost 2 years to close. My left canine took a long time to move toward the molar, once it did, it didn't take too long close the rest of the gaps.
Mine also took 24 months (I had 4 premolars removed because of bimax protrusion) despite of the rubber bands and the power chains. I agree that the lower ones are the most difficult to fully close.
:?:-#):mrgreen:

Post Reply