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wilmington orthodontist can braces fix gaps in teethGapping between the teeth is an orthodontic concern that many people seek treatment for. Closing your gap may even be the only reason you need braces. Known formally as diastema, gaps in teeth can cause self-consciousness and also dental issues. Many patients with this issue often ask, “Can braces fix gaps in teeth?” Our Wilmington orthodontist answers this question below.

Can Braces Fix Gaps in Teeth?

Fortunately, braces are a great option when trying to close a gap in between the teeth. The basic function of braces extends effectively to gaps–they simply pull the teeth together using the tension of the wire. We offer two effective treatment options that can be considered to close your gap – metal braces and Invisalign®.

Your preferred option should be able to close your gap effectively and give you the smile you have always wanted! Talk to our orthodontist about your specific desired treatment.

Causes of Gaps

Sometimes, the causes of gaps are hereditary and simply formed by the structure of your mouth. They can also be caused by certain inherited disorders that affect the jaw and teeth eruption. However, specific causes have also been identified, such as thumb sucking, missing teeth, teeth that are crowded, and different-sized teeth. Paying close attention to these issues and getting treatment quickly will provide the best outcome when trying to close a gap.

Are There Risks with Gaps?

There are actual dental risks associated with gaps. While most people focus on the aesthetics of having gapped teeth, gaps can also damage their gums. With a gap, you have an exposed section of gum that can be damaged simply by biting too hard or getting food stuck in between the teeth. It’s best for your gum health to close the gap and protect your gums.

Contact Our 5-Star-Rated Wilmington Orthodontist to Learn More Today!

*The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontist in Wilmington & Hampstead, NC

"Dr Phillips and his entire staff have made the experience with wearing braces and having them removed, totally flawless! This is a the perfect location for anyone who may need Orthodontics procedures. We couldn't be more pleased with the care and the result!" - Lynn G. lynn g 5 star review
"I enthusiastically recommend Phillips Orthodontics. My daughter just had her braces taken off after two years. Her teeth look beautiful and our experience with Dr. Phillips and his staff was impeccable - they all are very professional, accommodating, and friendly." - Jana Collins jana collins 5 star review
"We are very pleased with Dr. Phillips and his staff. They are very professional and friendly. My son never complains about having his braces adjusted. He is halfway through his treatment and I can already see a huge improvement. We are 60 miles away. The excellent treatment he is receiving is worth the long drive." - Derek King derek king 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Phillips Orthodontics office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Wilmington, NC 28405

Phone: 910.392.5773

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