Do you have gaps between your teeth that have become bothersome? While there are some celebrities who are known for the gap between their teeth, not everyone likes this feature on themselves. Gaps between the teeth can be located anywhere in the mouth, but the most common and visible are typically between the front teeth. There can be a number of causes for gaps between teeth, such as:
Teeth have a habit of moving around in the mouth. When one tooth is missing, it gives the surrounding teeth the opportunity to shift out of place. This can be problematic because not only can it cause gaps, but it can also lead to complications with overcrowding and overlapping teeth.
If the size of your jaw is not adequate to accommodate your teeth, it can lead to problems with the way your teeth align, causing gaps between teeth as well as serious problems with overcrowding and crooked teeth.
Certain childhood habits, such as thumb sucking and pacifier use, affect the formation and development of the mouth and can cause problems with gaps between teeth. It is recommended that children stop sucking their thumbs and using pacifiers by the age of four.
When adults experience severe gum disease, it can cause the jawbone to deteriorate. This can cause teeth to shift and become loose, increasing the likelihood of gaps forming between teeth.
How Are Gaps Between Teeth Treated?
Following an examination to assess the state of your oral health, we will determine which treatment, if any, would be best to close the gap. Some treatments we may recommend include:
If you are in Brunswick, GA or the surrounding area and are interested in learning more about what we can do to remove the gap between your teeth, be sure to contact our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!