Advice

Spaces between teeth

Spaces between the teeth are most often caused by heredity. However, they also may be caused by personal habits as tongue thrusting or by abnormal tongue or swallowing movements. The solutions:

1.  Orthodontics

Braces aren't just for kids anymore. In fact, adults now compromise more than 20% of patients who seek the help of an orthodontics. In the long run, orthodontics is the best solution for most people. Orthodontic treatment requires regular adjustment and the most time of the alternatives - usually taking 6 months to 2 years to complete-it has the advantage of leaving the natural teeth intact and being close to a permanent solution. 

2. Bonding

Composite resin, a plastic material, is applied to etched enamel to make the teeth wider in areas where gaps exist. The procedure can be performed without an anesthetic in one office visit.

3. Porcelain veneers and crowns.

Although bonding is the quickiest way to close spaces between the teeth, laminating with porcelain is also an option. This technique is especially effective when spaces are not uniform. Another reason to choose porcelain veneers is that they will not stain nearly as much as bonded restorations.