Do you want to know how to close gaps in teeth, or how you can fix the gap in your front teeth? Find out how dentists fix it.
Researchers have said that about 20% of the world’s population has a diastema or gapped teeth. Some gaps are wide and right at the front, and these are quite common. Gap teeth are actually something that can be fixed through orthodontics and corrective dentistry. There are many options available to you, and if you talk to your dentist, you can discuss the right one for you. So how can you close gaps in teeth? In this article, we share the different techniques orthodontists use to close the diastema.
What Causes Gap Teeth?
- Habits like thumb sucking can put pressure on the front teeth.
- When the width of the mouth doesn’t balance with teeth.
- Periodontal disease
How to Treat Diastema
Braces can be put in place to apply pressure to the teeth and to close the gap in safely. Many people aren’t sure if Invisalign can close missing tooth gaps, and the answer is yes. Traditional braces can be used, but if you want something that isn’t as noticeable, clear aligners would be a great option. Just like braces, they will push the teeth together slowly until the gap is closed.
Depending on how small the gap is, veneers are also a way to close the gap. Veneers aren’t just used to change the colour of teeth, they can also be used to change the shape and size of the teeth. The veneers can be designed in such a way that addresses the diastema and gives the appearance of a closed gap. Dental bonding is a method by which a composite in the same colour as your teeth is used to fill in the gap. The composite won’t be easily noticeable or visible.
Ultimately, making the right decision for closing the gap in your teeth comes down to whether you want a long-term solution like braces, or if you want an instant fix. Figure out what would help you reach the goals you have for your teeth, and then discuss with your dentist to map the way forward.
Knowing what to do is as easy as signing up for a consultation. Get in touch with us, and we can provide the guidance you need to make the right choice.