You brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes (as advised) and you are now using your floss to ensure that no food particles are left in between your teeth. These two important steps to create a healthy smile but what if you discover a gap in between your front teeth? It’s small but it’s noticeable and it’s stopping you from flashing a smile. Before you get discouraged, understand that this can be fixed with the help of Orthodontics Lutz FL. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Diastema is a term used to describe the space between your teeth. It is simply known as a teeth gap. Typically, a diastema is evident in your two upper front teeth but it can form elsewhere in your mouth. It affects both children and adults. However, in children, the gaps may be closed as soon as their permanent teeth erupt. There are gaps that are too small you barely notice it but there are also wider gaps that are disturbing to look at. The latter can be treated.
There are several factors that can result in diastema. For some, diastema could be associated with jawbone size and teeth size. If your teeth are way too small for your jawbone then this explains why your teeth are spaced far apart. This can be determined by genetics so if your parents or great-grandparents or someone related to you have diastema then that explains why you have it too. Bad habits also contribute to teeth gap. Children who are fond of thumb sucking may experience diastema since the sucking motion adds pressure on their front teeth triggering it to pull forward. Gum disease can also lead to tooth loss and teeth gaps.
Closing teeth gaps are easy with braces. Some of the more popular methods of treating diastema include invisible braces or clear braces, conventional braces, lingual braces or Invisalign. These dental appliances are designed to move your teeth by pressure in order to close the gap.
Those who are troubled by their diastema can now relax because Orthodontics Lutz FL can close the disturbing gap between teeth. At Lake Park Dental, we offer a wide range of dental services at a low cost. Call us today for an appointment.