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 ordered a set of aligners to correct my smile. Will it help?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to make sure my treatment is safe. I ordered aligners, and they came in with how they will change my smile. I want to make sure it is safe for my teeth. I was given a treatment plan, and I would like to show you how it will fix my teeth, but I want to make sure it is safe and c...  Read Full »


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