Teeth Gap Treatment – How to remove teeth gap?

Who doesn’t want a perfect-looking smile? But gaps between teeth affect the aesthetic quotient of your smile. There can be various causes of gaps between the teeth, and based on that, different treatment options are available. In the information provided below, we will briefly discuss the causes and treatment options available at Mint Dentaire Dental Clinic.

Teeth gap causes – How to remove teeth gap?

Extra space

If extra jaw space is available, then the teeth are naturally arranged with gaps in between. Gaps between milk teeth are considered normal, but if you have any gaps between permanent adult teeth, it is a matter of concern.

Habits

Habits like tongue thrusting and thumb sucking in babies after a certain age have a detrimental effect on the profile of your face. It puts extra pressure on the teeth and creates gaps by pushing them apart. 

High frenum

Frenum is a soft tissue that attaches your lip to your gums. When you have a high frenum or an attachment that is too tight, it pulls your gums. This indirectly puts pressure on the teeth, pulling them apart and creating space. 

What are my options?

There are various treatment options available, like

Dental braces

Dental braces are the most traditional form of correcting teeth gaps. There are various kinds of braces available with us, like metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, damon braces, and self-ligating braces. The brackets are attached to the teeth, and wires pass through them. The braces put mild pressure on the teeth to move them into a desired location.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners or clear braces are the latest way of closing teeth gaps. Unlike braces, they are removable and are not attached to your teeth. They are transparent plastic plates that fit snugly over your teeth. The mechanism is similar to braces, as the plates exert mild pressure on the teeth to move them to close the teeth’ gaps.

Dental veneers

For minor gaps, you don’t need braces or aligners treatment as veneers can effectively manage them. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are attached to the front surface of the teeth to close the gaps between the teeth. 

Dental bonding

Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin material to be applied on the front surface of the teeth. Using composite material, we can quickly close small gaps in a single sitting. 

Surgery

Surgical treatment is done for certain cases like high frenal attachments. Here, the frenal attachment is modified so that the extra pressure on the teeth is removed, and there are no chances of relapse. This surgical approach combines other treatments like braces or aligners to move the teeth and close the gaps.

Which option is right for me?

To choose which option is right for you, our team of experts at Mint Dentaire Dental Clinic will do a comprehensive examination of your case. Before planning How to remove the teeth gap, we will perform various clinical and radiographic tests to determine the root cause of the problem. The choice of treatment depends mainly on 

  • Cause of gap
  • Dental health status
  • Your age
  • Size of the gap