A gap between the teeth, a condition also known as a diastema, is a very common dental problem which can be resolved using space closure orthodontics. There are many reasons why a gap can occur in your smile. Natural occurrences of gaps are caused by teeth which are too small for the jawbone, and missing or undersized teeth. Habits can also cause gaps, such as thumb sucking or an incorrectly developed swallowing reflex. Additionally, gaps can be caused by losing teeth through: physical trauma, jaw bone deterioration, and even later stages of gum disease.
It is commonly known that braces are used to deal with crooked and uneven teeth, yet they are just as effective in closing gaps between teeth as well. Gaps can be irritating and undesirable for people suffering from them. Having gaps in the teeth can cause problems eating certain foods, as the food can either stab at the gum while being chewed, or cause pain after eating as food trapped between teeth irritates the gums. Gaps can also cause problems with speech, such as difficulty forming sounds or unintended whistling. These are all problems that you don’t have to put up with.
When a tooth is lost a dentist will often recommend restorative dentistry treatments such as a bridge, which can damage the surrounding teeth, or a dental implant, which can be a risky and invasive treatment. An orthodontist can close significant gaps without needing to resort to these invasive treatments. Gaps and the smaller spaces between your teeth can be rectified by orthodontics. A skilled orthodontist can gradually move the surrounding teeth so that the gap starts becoming less noticeable, and eventually becomes nearly impossible to spot.
In addition to the effective nature of the treatment here at Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street, it is our orthodontists’ impressive level of skill and 30 years of experience that sets us apart. Our team will work with you to make your dream smile possible; using only highly efficient orthodontic techniques, such as Invisalign, Lingual and Six Month Smiles. While there are a range of different orthodontic treatments to help eliminate the spaces in your teeth, we are experienced at recommending the best orthodontic solution to suit your lifestyle. We will get you smiling.
Here are some of the reasons why patients choose us:
It all starts with a simple choice. If you have spaces in your teeth and want to act now to solve this problem, our specialist orthodontic treatment will help you get the results you desire. Simply book your initial consultation and we can help by gently guiding your teeth to a full and complete smile, leaving you nothing to do except share it with the world.
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Specialist orthodontists are dentists who have more training and experience providing orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. Patients that receive orthodontics from a specialist find that their treatment is of higher quality, they finish treatment much sooner, and the level of care they receive is much higher.
Due to advances in aligner technology, we no longer offer fixed braces as a treatment option. Our specialists have found that removable aligners such as Invisalign are more likely to result in successful treatment, and are safer for the patient compared to traditional braces. Even if you have been told that fixed are your only option by other practitioners; our specialists are confident we will be able to treat your orthodontic problems using this modern treatment.
Do you wish you had straighter teeth? If so, send a WhatsApp message by clicking here or complete the contact form below to arrange a free online consultation with our orthodontist and learn more about what we can do for you.