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Teeth gaps are one of the most common dental issues people face. They are typically not harmful, but many people do not love the way they look with them. Can braces fix the problem? Our team at Unionville Orthodontics will first explain more about what the gap is, how it is caused and possible solutions for it!


A gap is also referred to as a ‘diastema’, and is approximately 0.5 millimeters in width. Most commonly seen at the front of your teeth, but it can happen anywhere in your set of teeth too. A gap can occur for a few different reasons.



The size of the teeth in relation to the jawbone 

Missing or undersized teeth 

Oversized tissue inside the upper lip to the gym above the upper front teeth

Gum disease 

Incorrect swallowing reflex

Bad Habits such as thumbsucking, lip sucking and tongue thrusting 

Loss of Primary Teeth 



The good news is that if you are not a fan of the gap between your teeth – braces and Invisalign can help! Both orthodontic treatment options can help shift the position of your teeth and lead to a gradual reduction in the gap between the teeth.


Next Steps 

Now that you have an understanding of what a gap is, and how orthodontic treatment can help – the next step is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Lee! We will review your current oral health, take diagnostics of your teeth and jaws and present you with a personalized treatment plan.


Confident Smiles Are Waiting For You! 

If you’re not happy with your smile – whether it be a gap, crooked teeth or an uneven bite – orthodontic treatment can help. Our team at Unionville Orthodontics can give you the smile you can’t help but show off! Come in and find out how we can boost your confidence, improve your health and so much more!

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