I’ve got an obvious gap between my two front teeth. It bothered me all the way through high school and college. Now that I’ve got a decent job, what are my options for fixing this?
Just so you know, you’re not alone in being uncomfortable with some aspect of your teeth. Most Americans have something about their smile they’d like to change. Fortunately for you, your issue is one of the easy ones.
Dental Options for Fixing a Tooth Gap
If you’d like to actually close the gap between your front teeth, Invisalign is a great way to do that. No longer do adults have to wear unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces. Now you can wear invisible aligners which straighten your teeth comfortably without anyone knowing. Even at a conversational distance, people can’t tell you’re wearing them.
- Dental Bonding
A good cosmetic dentist could close the gap between your teeth with bonding. It uses a composite resin which can be done in one appointment. The dentist will hand shape the resin to close the gap between your teeth. It will blend in perfectly with your natural tooth structure.
- Porcelain Veneers
The first two procedures listed would be my actual recommendation for what you’ve mentioned. To do porcelain veneers for a simple tooth gap would be a massive overtreatment. So why do I mention them? Veneers are useful when you want to fix several things about your smile. They’re mostly used for a complete smile makeover, changing the shape, size, and color of your teeth.
If your dentist is a skilled cosmetic dentist, he’ll be able to do any of the above-listed procedures. Otherwise, I’d only recommend the first (Invisalign) procedure, which can be done by any dentist without much problem.
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