If you have spaces or gaps in your teeth, this is referred to as diastema. Diastema is the medical term that is characterized by spaces anywhere within your teeth; however, is most noticeable between the two upper front teeth. Spaces or gaps between teeth can occur to anyone, including both children and adults. However, for children, gaps between teeth may go away once their adult teeth come in.

The severity of spaces in teeth can range exponentially. Some people may have very small gaps that are barely noticeable. On the other hand, others have gaps that are larger and more noticeable. If you have spaces in your teeth and would rather have a smile without any gaps, then we offer a wide range of treatment methods specific to your problem. At Rawle Orthodontics, spaces in teeth is a condition that we often treat and can do so effectively. If you are seeking treatment from a highly skilled orthodontist that can provide you with a beautiful, healthy smile, feel free to contact our team today!

What Causes Spaces in Teeth?

There are many different causes that can contribute to spaces in teeth, such as: 

  • There is a size mismatch between a person’s teeth and jaw
  • Genetics
  • Overgrowth of tissue that borders your gum line and your two upper front teeth
  • Excessive use of pacifier or thumb sucking as a child
  • Tongue thrusting (pushing the tongue forward against the front teeth when swallowing)
  • Gum disease

A lot of times, gaps between teeth are nothing more than a cosmetic issue. However, there are times when a contributing factor may be gum disease. If this is the case,then your orthodontist will refer you to a periodontist for treatment of the gum disease and the orthodontist will then focus on the treatment for the spaces in your teeth. To learn more about how our skilled orthodontist can help, contact us today!

Closing Spaces in Teeth

Closing spaces in teeth can be done in a number of orthodontic treatments, including:

The type of treatment that is best for you, may not work for the next person. This is because not every case is alike, therefore, it is important to make an appointment with a trusted orthodontist. At Rawle Orthodontics, our team will be able to determine the best course of action based on your initial exam. We will explain to you each possible solution to ensure you are comfortable making a decision. If you are considering treatment for spaces in teeth, then we are the team you can count on to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Contact Us Today for Treatment

If you are considering a certain type of braces solution to close the gap(s) in your teeth, then it is important to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist to determine the best course of action for you. Our team will be able to provide you with the best results, to ensure a beautiful, healthy smile.

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