Description: Gaps in teeth can be unsightly and give smiles a picket fence appearance. Cosmetic dentists also refer to gaps between teeth as diastemas. It is common for there to be an open space between the upper front teeth. Certain famous people, such as David Letterman, Madonna, Michael Strahan, and Lauren Hutton have celebrated their gaps. Diastemas can occur genetically or by behaviors such as tongue thrusting, which can push the teeth apart.

Solutions: In the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist, diastemas are a very treatable dental condition. Treatments may include traditional braces, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or cosmetic dental bonding to close the space between the teeth.

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