Do Teeth Gap Teeth Effect Bands really work even for really big gaps and will the gap return if you have a piece of skin between your teeth that people usually have cut in surgery?

I am going to try teeth band effect but I just left my dentist yesterday and she informed me my only way to close my gap is through an orthodontist to get braces or invisalign. I had braces because my gap was really big and the little skin in the middle is a muscle. In order to permanently close your gap is to remove that muscle by having a minor surgery, a frenectomy (I paid about $600). i then got braces but never wore my retainer after and it open up, NOT AS BIG THOUGH but now i plan on using the rubber bands to close it then go to the orthodontist to get a small wire behind my two front teeth to keep it in place. I also had that done but it came off and i failed to get it redone. I have heard a lot of negative feedback about the rubber bands. In your case it would definitely not be a permanent solution, you would need the surgery and the braces. Insurance can possibly cover a portion of the surgery and the braces you can pay monthly, that's what I did, i was 16 paying for my braces at about $109 a month for two years, that's how bad I wanted to close my gap and I know how insecure it can make you feel. You probably feel like you are never going to get it done but little by littel, start withthe consulation of the braces and get the braces first, you could then look into the surgery becasue they can do it with your braces on, I did it like that...Put your mind to it and do it, the outcome is a relief. GOOD LUCK!