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Gaps between your front teeth stopping you from smiling confidently..?

Causes of teeth gaps:

1. Missing Teeth: 

  • It can cause your jaw bone to shrink and your gums to recede.
  • Neighboring teeth may grow into the gap leading to crooked or crowded teeth.
  • It can also lead to periodontal pockets where bacteria can grow.

2. Mismatched jaw bone sizes:

  • Early loss of a baby (or) adult teeth
  • Undue pressure on teeth and gums
  • Misalignment of the jaw after an injury
  • Tumors of mouth(or) jaw

3. Large labial Frenum:

  • Labial frenum attaches to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth
  • The large labial frenum can cause a large gap and gum recession by pulling the gums off the bone.

4. Thumb-sucking:

  • It can change the growth patters of jaws and can cause misalignment of teeth & create gaps between the teeth.

5. Gum disease & its treatment:

  • It varies but may include scaling and root planning to remove hardened plaque (tartar) from above and below the gums, this eliminates bacteria causing the disease
  • Severe gum disease may require surgery to remove tartar that has accumulated deep within the gums. surgery can also involve bone and tissue regeneration.

Treatment options:

1. Veneers:

  • With Veneers, you can easily correct your teeth imperfection and get the more confident and beautiful smile 
  • Natural in appearance and their processed option for patients who want to make minor adjustments to look and feel of the smile 
  • These are quite thin and custom made shelf and made up of porcelain 
  • They are generally designed to cover the front face of your teeth 


  • Braces are a common treatment for diastema 
  • Braces have wires and brackets that put pressure on teeth and slowly more than together, which causes a gap. 
  • Invisible or removable braces may also fix some cases of diastema. 

3.Composite: This is also the most common treatment option for Diastema 

Outlook and prevention of diastema: 

There are ways to reduce the risk of developing a gap it includes: 

  • Helping your children to break a thumb-sucking habit 
  • Learning proper swallowing reflexes 
  • Practicing good oral hygiene 
  • Make sure you brush and floss on a regular basis 
  • See a dentist twice a year for regular cleaning and dental examinations
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