I had a problem with gum recession during my braces. This created a black triangle at my gums. Is there a solution for this?
Unfortunately, quite a few patients develop this problem with traditional braces. Many patients find it harder to keep up with their oral hygiene as well. Yes, gum recession can lead to black triangles. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. The first thing I’d do is find out the cause of the gum recession, making sure it’s not a result of gum disease. If gum disease is the cause, that will need to be dealt with first.
There are orthodontic treatments that make it easier to brush and floss properly. For instance, with Invisalign, you simply remove your aligners then brush and floss as you normally would.
Treating Black Triangle After Orthodontics
Sometimes orthodontics can correctly repair a black triangle, but if this happened during your treatment that’s not going to happen. Instead, you’ll need a cosmetic solution.
I’ll be honest with you, not many dentists can do this repair. It’s treated with dental bonding, but because of the placement of the spaces, it requires some real expertise in cosmetics to make this look natural.
Unless your dentist is among the top cosmetic dentists in the country, I’d have him recommend someone for you.
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