How to Fix Diastema

Diastema stockton caIf you have a gap between your teeth (diastema) it is likely caused by things like genetics, thumb sucking, pacifiers, jaw misalignment, and teeth crowding. Although diastema can occur anywhere throughout the mouth, it is most commonly found between the two upper front teeth. If you want to have your gap fixed, Dr. Janice Scott can help to close in that gap and give you the straighter smile that you deserve. Read on to learn more about these options.

Braces

Braces are one of the best ways to get rid of your diastema. If you have gaps between your two front teeth, then you likely have some misalignment issues throughout the rest of your mouth. However, by getting braces or even partial braces, you can help to fix the problem from the inside out.

Rubber Bands

Dental bands are small rubber bands that are placed over the two teeth in order to squeeze them closer together and get rid of the gap. However, don’t just try any sort of rubber band or even dental band without seeing Dr. Janice Scott first, because if done incorrectly it could cause more harm than good.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another procedure that can be done in order to get rid of the gap in between your two front teeth. By filling the gap in with a tooth colored resin, this solution works to give you immediate results. Dental bonding is especially useful for individuals whose gap isn’t very large and can easily be filled in.

Dental Veneers

If you do have a large gap between your teeth and want immediate results like dental bonding, then you may want to consider getting dental veneers. Dental veneers are porcelain caps that are glued to your existing teeth in order to give you the appearance of a straighter smile.

As you can see, there are several options available to treat diastema. If you have diastema and would like to learn more about how you can treat it, contact Dr. Janice Scott today!