Diastema consists of spaces between two neighboring teeth. It is most often observed in the upper incisors (central teeth). This spacing does not usually cause dental problems, but rather, an esthetic concern. However, careful examination will ensure that it is not associated with an occlusion disorder.
Why are teeth spaced?
It is normal to perceive an interdental gap during the transition from primary to permanent dentition. The latter should close on its own at around 11 or 13 years of age, when the canines erupt.
Other reasons for diastema in adults:
- Muscle imbalance between tongue and lips
- Impacted teeth or missing teeth
- Invasive labial frenum
Potential solutions for diastema closure
Orthodontic treatment will be used to move the teeth to close the spaces. This may be a complete or a partial treatment, as the case will request. Often, the Invisalign technique will be preferred for such treatments as it proves to be faster, more comfortable and esthetic.
Veneers and crowns
This solution consists in reconstructing the teeth to modify their width and eliminate the interdental spaces.
Our professionals will propose the best solution so that you get the perfect smile.