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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