spacing of the teeth
Spacing commonly results in gaps between your teeth. This generally occurs when the teeth are smaller than normal and/or the jaw(s) are bigger than normal. Spacing can also be caused by protrusive teeth, missing or impacted teeth, or abnormal tissue attachments to the gums. If teeth are missing or small, or the dental arch is very wide, space between the teeth can occur between teeth. The most common complaint from those that have excessive spacing is poor esthetic appearance.
Spacing should be corrected because it may:
- result in gum problems due to the lack of proper contact between teeth.
- prevent proper functioning of the teeth.
- make your smile less attractive
Spacing of the Teeth
How can spacing of the teeth be orthodontically corrected?
The spaces can be closed by moving the teeth together and properly aligning them within the dental archform.