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Gap Teeth

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Treatment for

Gap Teeth

Have you always wanted a beautiful smile but been forever self-conscious about a gap in your teeth? Well, don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. In fact, it is possible to seek a few minor procedures that would help resolve the issue forever.

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Dr Alistair Graham | Mona Vale Dental

Dr Alistair Graham is one of the few dentists who can fix most of your dental problems, since he’s qualified to provide both surgical and restorative treatments. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at Sydney University. He also studied in the UK, Australia and Switzerland to delve further into this field.

Dr Graham is widely recognised for his extensive experience in all stages of dental treatments (planning, surgical and restorative) including Digital Smile Design. As a result, we can give you clarity about the entire treatment plan, putting you in control of the outcome. This gives you peace of mind that your treatment is being completed in one place, with someone who understands the big picture.

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What is gap teeth?

As you would imagine, gap teeth occurs when someone has a noticeable gap between any two teeth. Most noticeably, it involves the two upper front teeth. It is known medically as a diastema.

Do I need a gap teeth procedure?

Gap teeth can cause two major problems: self-consciousness and issues with surrounding teeth. A large gap, in particular, can cause serious misalignment which then leads to expensive repair work and serious pain. It is therefore up to you and a trained dentist to decide whether or not you feel your gap causes enough problems to warrant a procedure.

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Will my tooth gap close by itself?

It all depends on how old you are. If you are still in your teenage years, then you may find that, over time, the problem rectifies itself as your adult teeth come through. But if you are older, then it may well not be resolved without orthodontic help.

What types of procedures are there?

There are four main type of procedure that a specialist orthodontist or dentist might use to correct your teeth gap.

1. A removable appliance
This can be placed in your mouth when needed and will work gradually over time to help push the teeth back closer together.

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2. A veneer
This is a thin coating that can be applied over the teeth that surround the gap. The veneer is just deep enough that it conceals and closes the gap between the teeth. This veneer cannot then be taken off.

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3. Braces
Braces are known as a fixed appliance as they are fixed to the front teeth. Wires and elastics bands are then used to add pressure and draw the teeth back closer together.

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4. Frenectomy
If the gap has been caused by your fraenum, this will remove that problem. An orthodontist can then use one of the other methods mentioned to close the gap.

Gap Teeth FAQ’s

From what age should you consider a gap teeth procedure?2018-12-18T10:51:22+10:00

Gap teeth procedures are not commonly discussed for children any younger than eight. Even as you get older, the problem might well rectify itself. But if it causes you discomfort at any age, then it’s best to speak to a specialist.

How much does a gap teeth procedure cost?2018-12-18T10:50:55+10:00

The cost will vary based on a number of issues, such as your age and the extent of work needed to help close the gap or mask it. It’s best to speak to a dentist for an exact price.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

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I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology.
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