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What are Gap Teeth?
When you have too much space between two or more teeth, doctors call this having gap teeth. You may also hear it referred to as a spacing issue or diastema. Gap teeth are considered the opposite of overcrowded teeth because there’s usually too much space in the mouth for the teeth to rest comfortably together.
Frequently Asked Questions
While gap teeth typically don’t result in severe health issues, there are a few medical concerns associated with irregular spacing. Excessive space between teeth can leave your gums unprotected and make it too easy for food to get stuck between your teeth, which can cause soreness and disease. Teeth can also wobble and break without the support of other teeth.
SureSmile® Clear Aligners work by shifting teeth towards a desired location, so they are effective tools for eliminating gaps between your teeth and ensuring they sit comfortably in your mouth. Gap teeth rarely require additional support for jaw placement, but it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure clear aligners are a good choice for you. Getting started with SureSmile® Clear Aligners is easy – Find a SureSmile® provider today.