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Gap In Front Teeth

A gap in the front teeth is also known as a diastema. They usually do not require any treatment, but as it affects the esthetics, various treatments are suggested to fill in this gap. Treatment procedures include direct composite filling, veneers, ceramic or zirconia crowns, or orthodontically moving the teeth together.

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I have an unaesthetic smile. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, When I try to smile showing my teeth, it looks awful and very unnatural. All there is is a tiny gap, but you do not really see teeth. So, I have always smiled with my mouth closed. I was wondering if you could help me figure out why my face is this way and if there are any options to help...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The teeth arrangement is natural. But, sometimes there are some factors which actually alter the smile like the habit of pushing teeth from tongue, nail biting, lip biting or sometimes so...  Read Full »

I am undergoing a frenectomy. Will I need braces later?

Query: Hello doctor, I am scheduled to receive a frenectomy to close the gap in my two front teeth, but I have done some research and it has all told me I need to get braces following the procedure but my dentist told me it was not necessary although my gap is quite large. I was wondering if you could hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The frenectomy procedure as such does not close the gap. It involves the removal of fibrous tissue that is present. Then, closure of the gap can be achieved. The minimal movement to close the gap is with the help of removable appliances like retainers. More movement...  Read Full »

My daughter has gaps in her front teeth. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 21 years old and has major gaps in front teeth. What is the best way to fill the gaps?  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The best way would be the usage of braces for the gaps between the teeth. If the gaps are less and present between a few teeth only, you can go for veneers. Considering the age, going for braces would be a better option. Still, seeing the patient directly and reviewing ...  Read Full »

I used a plier to adjust my retainer. Is it safe?

Query: Hi doctor,I employed pliers to gently compress the Adams clasp on my metal retainer with the pink palate. The reason for this was that the retainer had become loose, and I noticed my front teeth were starting to develop gaps. I am curious if this adjustment will help bring my front teeth back togeth...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.First and foremost, I would like to advise against attempting to adjust an orthodontic appliance by yourself without consulting or receiving guidance from an orthodontist, even if it feels loose or tight. Proper fitting is esse...  Read Full »

Can teeth gaps be closed by using tooth braces?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tooth gaps, and I want to know whether, by using the braces, these gaps can be filled or not. Also, I want to know how long it will take to fill the gaps. Gaps are at the upper front teeth and lower front teeth.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have looked over your question and understand your concern about your spacing.The gaps or spaces can be treated with braces (orthodontic appliances). It will take at least a year. If you have upper midline diastema (the gap between two upper front teeth), it takes tim...  Read Full »

I have gaps in my teeth due to missing laterals. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have missing upper lateral incisors and due to this, I have gaps between my front incisors and canine. How can I close the gaps by using braces? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shiva Shangkharii. K.

Answer: Hi,Welcome to am here to address all your health-related queries. From your description, I conclude that your laterals are missing, and you would like to fill up the space. Please let me know if the gap is only on one side or on both sides. Generally, if gaps are present on both sides,...  Read Full »

Why is there a gap between my two front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I just recently had an RCT and crown placed on the upper front tooth. Now, there is a gap between my two front teeth. Can the crown be adjusted now?  Read Full »

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After capping, it is very difficult to adjust the crown because it may lead to misalignment of the crown with respect to occlusion. There is another method by which you can close the gap between tooth like composite filling between tooth leaving the cervical area or ...  Read Full »

Timeframe for closing the front teeth gap without braces?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there a way to close the gap between the two front teeth without braces, and if so, how long would it take? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the gap is very mild, we can go for a composite build-up which will be done in a single appointment. Even appliances with a split labial bow or finger springs can be used. But we need to clinically examine you along with X-rays like OPG (orthopantomography) and la...  Read Full »

Does one need treatment for gap in front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a gap in front teeth may be it is diastema. Teeth are not fully separated apart starting from gum line like typical diastema. They have only slight gap below the gum line, may be less than an mm. I want to know whether this gap between the teeth require any kind of treatment othe...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment is required for an esthetic purpose only. Radiographs look fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity) to me. Along the years, the gap might increase due to a shift of the two teeth leading to an increase in the gap. There is no exercise to close...  Read Full »

Can teeth be molded to reduce the gaps between them? Please let me know.

Query: Hello doctor, Can teeth be molded to reduce the gaps between them? Please let me know.  Read Full »

Dr. Vidhiyasagar. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to help you get the best medical advice. Yes, teeth can be shaped to reduce the gap between two teeth by various methods. The treatment option depends on the location and width of the gap. I hope I have answered your question. If you have any further...  Read Full »

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