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Gap between teeth: causes & solutions

Dr. Jaffaly Haled

Dr. Jaffaly Haled

D.M.D international dental degree
Owner & Manager of Dante Dental clinic TLV

The smile of each and every one of us is unique, and the variety it brings, brings beauty to the world. Although it sometimes seems that a single ideal smile is defined as the only standard, a truly unique smile can grab our attention and redefine the meaning of the beautiful smile. If you have a toothache, you may have had a moment where you experienced this flash of unique beauty. Or, you may feel that the look is not right for you and you are wondering about your treatment options.

So it’s time to talk about gap between teeth – what is it, what causes it, when you
should worry about it, and what treatment options you have if you want to close
the gap.

Diastema, what is that?

This is a gap between teeth. Can technically refer to the space between any two
teeth, for example: Two front teeth, a very common space called diastema. Or
space between a set of front teeth.

Gap between teeth, why it happens?

There are several possible reasons for the appearance of gap between teeth, some
of which are beyond your control.

  • Sometimes, diastema is just the result of a mismatch between the size of the jaw and the size of the teeth. If you have small teeth compared to the size of your jaw, there is a higher chance of gap between teeth.
  • It can also be genetic, if your mother had a diastema, and her mother had a diastema, and you have too, then it is definitely genetic.
  • There are several habits that can cause the development of diastema: It is known that sucking the thumb of the thumb causes a gap between the teeth.
  • You can also push your teeth forward and make a space by pressing on your front teeth with your tongue instead of placing it on the top of your mouth (hiccup) when you swallow.
  • In addition, poor brushing habits that contribute to gum disease can also cause tooth gap. If your gums are inflamed, the grip of the teeth is damaged and the teeth can move out of their normal place.

Famous faces

While there are plenty of people who choose to close the spaces between their
teeth, it is usually not necessary to do this. If you need inspiration to learn to love
your smile, you will be happy to know that there is lots of famous faces that boast
a unique diastema.

Whether charming actors like Andy samberg, famous singers like Madonna,
glamorous models / actresses like Lauren Hutton, or tough guys as Samuel
Jackson. Look at their pictures, feel confident.

Gap between teeth, when to worry?

Most often, diastema is a benign condition and does not need treatment for medical reasons. However, if gum disease allows teeth to move and causes space between the teeth, it is important to treat gum disease to prevent tooth loss. Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen, inflamed gums, bleeding gums or purulent discharge from the gums, bad breath that does not go away and a feeling of floating teeth, and instability.

Pay attention:

Gum disease is a serious disease and has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. if you suffer from gap between teeth due to gum disease, you should seek prompt treatment to avoid larger problems down the road. The gap itself is a cosmetic concern after being treated from the gum disease, you can keep it or close it of your choice.

Gap between teeth, treatment:

There are several treatment options available

  • Orthodontic treatment can help close the gaps. This popular option is growing especially after the advent of invisible transparent orthodontic treatment with the help of transparent irises.
  • Aesthetic restorations, in which your dentist builds composite resin on your front teeth, can change the look of your smile quickly.
  • Dental veneers: A thin coating that is glued only on the outside of the teeth and gives a very beautiful and aesthetic look.
  • If additional gum tissue causes space between the teeth, removal of this tissue should be examined by a gum specialist to help the teeth move to their final position.

All of these options are designed to change the look of your smile, not necessarily
to change the health of your smile. It is important to discuss your options with
your dentist, to make sure every decision is best suited to you and your unique
personal smile.


Want to know more about closing gap between teeth?

Read now >>> Diastema: Closing Gaps Between Teeth

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