Description: Gaps in teeth, referred to by dentists as diastemas, 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. A common diastema many people have occurs between the upper two front teeth. Gaps can occur genetically or be caused by behaviors such as tongue thrusting, which can push the teeth apart.

Solutions: In the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist, there are various options for treating diastemas. Treatments to close spaces may include traditional braces, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or cosmetic dental bonding.

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