What Can Be Done About Gap Teeth?

8 May 2017
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

If you have gap teeth, then you may feel self-conscious about the look of your smile. There are some people who wear their gaps with pride, like actress Shannen Daugherty. However, most people can't get to this level of comfort with theirs. If you are concerned about the gaps in your teeth, learn more about some of the things that can be done to correct gaps in your teeth.

You Can Have Braces Put On

One of the things that can be done for gap teeth is to pull them together using braces. However, braces can be quite an expense and it takes a long time to see results. Plus, you may not like the idea of having visible braces on all the time. Braces can also be irritating and painful at times, especially when you first get them on and when you have them tightened.

You should know that there are clear aligners that go over your teeth and pull them together much like braces do. You can even take the clear aligners out when you need to. Clear aligners are generally more affordable and comfortable also.

You Can Have Porcelain Veneers Put On

The dentist can prepare your teeth by grinding them down a bit with hand tools, then having you bite on a mold. The mold will get sent to the dental lab, where veneers will be made to fit your prepared teeth. Once the veneers come back to the dental office, they will be put on your teeth to close the gaps in them.

You Can Choose Bonding to Close the Gaps in Your Teeth

Depending on the size of the gaps in your teeth and other considerations, the dentist may be able to use a bonding material to hand craft longer sides on certain teeth in a way that closes the gaps. There are some major benefits to going with bonding. One thing you'll be glad to know is it is generally a very affordable way to go. Another fantastic benefit to going this route is the dentist can take care of your teeth right there in the office so you can leave with your new gap-free smile. The dentist will make sure the bonding matches the color of the rest of your teeth so the added-on areas aren't noticeable at all.  

For more information about your dental options, call companies like Crest Hill Family Dental today.