A gap between your teeth can make people self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, you do not have to live with gapped teeth because a variety of dental procedures are available.
For individuals with many gaps in their smiles, braces need to be considered. Although braces are generally associated with teenagers, adults can benefit from them as well. The treatment usually takes about a year, and over that course of time, your teeth will be realigned, so there are no malocclusions. You have a variety of options, including ceramic braces, which will better blend in with your teeth.
People who do not want a full braces treatment should look into Invisalign™. This is an orthodontic procedure where you are given clear aligners that are specially designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. The work similarly to traditional braces, but the main advantage is that they are practically invisible, so your gapped teeth will be corrected without anyone being the wiser.
If you only have one slight gap in your smile, then you can cover it up with a dental veneer. This is a shell made out of porcelain that will be fixed directly to the gapped tooth. You can get your veneer installed in just two appointments, and since it will be made out of porcelain, there will be no chance of staining in the future.
Dental bonding is the process by which a composite resin is attached to the gapped tooth. The resin fills in the space to produce the appearance of a full smile. This procedure is generally recommended for small gaps, and you will only need to be in the dentist’s chair for about an hour.
Different treatments can be considered depending on the extent of your gapped teeth. You should speak with your dentist during your next appointment about your options if you want a fuller, more brilliant smile.
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