Description: Gaps in teeth, referred to by dentists as a diastema, can be unsightly and give smiles a picket fence appearance. Certain celebrities, such as David Letterman, Madonna, Michael Strahan, and Lauren Hutton, have celebrated their gaps, while others seek solutions to close the gap. When the diastema is between the two front teeth, it can make a big impact on the overall appearance of the smile. Gaps can occur genetically or be caused by behaviors such as grinding or tongue thrusting, which can push the teeth apart.
Solutions: In the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist, there are various options for treating a diastema. Treatments to close spaces may include orthodontic options: such as traditional braces, Invisalign, or Inman Aligners. Some of the cosmetic options include porcelain veneers, ultra thin veneers, or cosmetic dental bonding.