Midline Diastema

Midline diastema is a space present between maxillary and mandibular central incisors. It can occur due to genetic and environmental causes. Excessive anterior overbite is one of the causes of having midline diastema. Trauma to maxillary anteriors from mandibular incisors causes maxillary incisors to become proclined, and it results in causing diastema. Midline diastema caused due to supernumerary teeth and soft tissue anomalies are removed surgically, and the spaces are closed orthodontically. Oral habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can cause diastema, and it is closed by orthodontic treatment.

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I have gap between my front teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was looking into veneers and invisalign to fix the gap between my front teeth. I am not sure what would fix them. So, I am looking for some initial advice. I have attached a picture for you to view. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, let me know you that the space between upper front teeth, which you are having, is called midline diastema. It can occur due to many reasons like abnorma...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best way to reduce front teeth gap and size.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to fill the gap in four of my front teeth and reduce the size of two front teeth that seems large than others. What are the safest options, if I do not use braces? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Rachna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two options: 1. Laminate veneers which are more esthetic and durable but comparatively expensive. 2. Composite veneers which are esthetic but less durable compared to laminates.  Read Full »

I am on braces to correct the front teeth gap. Do I want to wait for a long time to finish the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I wear braces, my front two teeth were crossed initially, but now they have a gap. I had the gap for six months and a couple of weeks ago they put the tightest wire and elastic on to try close it, but it has not even started to close yet. Do you know when it will? What happens if it nev...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Though the migration of teeth starts almost immediately after putting on the braces, the effects start becoming evident after about the sixth week. Though the pace varies from person to person, the gap (diastema) does close with time. Howev...  Read Full »

What can be done for slanting teeth after ortho treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am nearly two years into my orthodontic treatment to correct overcrowding and midline correction. Although I am really concerned as my face seems to look really asymmetrical and my teeth are slanting, I feel really self-conscious about it. I feel it is something my orthodontist not c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your teeth are almost aligned and from the front aspect, it looks like it is near completion (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since I cannot see the teeth in the back region, I will address your concerns from the front aspect. You are right in your observ...  Read Full »

Will the upper lip tie cause gap between teeth?

Query: Hello doctor,My 1-year-old seems to have an upper lip tie. Some thick skin between the two top middle teeth is sort of stuck to the inside of his upper lip. We only noticed because he just got hurt and a part ripped. We thought some skin was stuck between his teeth and tried to pull it out but it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The upper lip tie in your child is one of the common problems faced. This is called high labial frenum attachment in dental terms. There are two major disadvantages of such frenal attachments. Firstly, it would ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for midline space between upper front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper and lower jaw teeth are misaligned. There is 8mm of midline space in the upper front teeth. What will be the probable treatment for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had mentioned your age. For an exact diagnosis and treatment plan, attach a more detailed history and an intraoral picture of your mouth. If you have 8mm of midline diastema (space between the teeth), you usually require orthodontic ...  Read Full »

What can be done to correct the gap between two front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know what can be done to get my teeth in proper alignment as there is a gap between two teeth.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. If you have a gap between the front teeth only, then the condition is called as midline diastema. It can be treated orthodontically as well as with conservative management (operative dentistry). In o...  Read Full »

I have midline diastema. Is it curable?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wide midline maxillary diastema. Is it curable and what are the chances of its relapse. I have missing lateral incisors.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Midline diastema can be corrected basically by two methods. One, using a filling material or crowns which can be done in a single or few appointments. Secondly, by using braces treatment which can be relatively for a long time success depending on the severity or combin...  Read Full »

How to prevent further deterioration of gap between the front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had perfect teeth. But recently, I noticed a small gap forming between my front two teeth and my incisor had rotated a bit. Tooth gaps are in my family. Is there any way I can prevent my teeth from deteriorating?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Tooth gaps in the front are inherited in families to a certain extent. A study has even proved that there is as high as 62.5% of patients have midline gap running in families. You also have mentioned that one of...  Read Full »

How can we treat the gaps between the teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I have gaps between my teeth. Can it be closed? By which process can it be closed?  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We can try composite filling or veneer or porcelain veneers. But, it will make your teeth look broader and will affect your esthetics, as the gaps are generalized in the front teeth. Hence, ...  Read Full »

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