Spaced Teeth Make Your Smile Look Weird

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Spaced Teeth Make Your Smile Look Weird

Smiling is one of the things that makes you look more attractive and can increase your confidence when interacting with other people. A beautiful smile is supported by a good, symmetrical smile line, and a neat and healthy arrangement of teeth. However, can you imagine when you smile, your front teeth are visible and make your smile less beautiful? What causes gaping teeth? What is the solution to this problem? In this article, we will discuss distanced teeth that often make a person's smile look weird.

             The condition of spaced teeth in dentistry is called diastema. Diastema is a condition in which there is a gap between two or more teeth. Diastema that occurs between the central incisors and causes the condition of the teeth to be spaced in the middle is called central diastema, and diastema in more than one area is called multiple diastema. A person can be said to have a diastema if they have a distance of 0.5 millimeters or more. Diastema generally occurs in the upper front teeth, so this condition often makes a person less confident with the appearance of his smile. This condition can occur in children due to the development of the jawbone and will disappear once the permanent teeth erupt. Diastema in adults can be caused by several factors, namely:

  • The size of the teeth that are smaller than the size of the jaw

  • Genetics

  • Shifting of teeth because a tooth is extracted

  • Excessive growth of the labial frenulum

  • Incorrect swallowing reflex

  • Peg teeth (smaller incisor teeth)

  • The habits of pushing the front teeth such as, sticking out the tongue, sucking the thumb, using a toothpick, and so on.

Besides being able to interfere with the appearance of a smile, diastema can also cause several other problems such as impaired phonation function, saliva splashing out when speaking, food stuck in the diastema area, and discomfort when the tongue touches the front teeth. Diastema conditions in children do not require special treatment because it is a phase of jaw bone development and will disappear when all the permanent teeth have erupted, but in adults this diastema condition needs to be treated with some dental treatments. Some dental treatments that can be done to treat diastema conditions, including:

  1. Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is usually performed on someone who has a fairly wide diastema. This treatment will shift the teeth and close the gap between the teeth. In addition to braces, clear aligners are the right solution for those of you who want to perform orthodontic treatment without having to be disturbed by the appearance of the braces attached to your teeth.

  1. Veneers

There are two kinds of veneer treatment, namely, direct veneer and indirect veneer. Direct veneers are performed by placing a composite filling material on the tooth to close the gap, it can be done in one visit. Indirect Veneer can be done in wide or multiple diastema conditions using porcelain material and done on more than one visit to the dentist.

  1. Frenectomy

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure performed to cut the overgrowth of the frenulum. This excessive frenulum growth causes a diastema condition. After the frenectomy is performed, the dentist will continue with other treatments to close the diastema of the tooth.

Diastema treatment by a dentist will be carried out after consultation and direct examination to adjust the treatment to be carried out with the condition and cause of the patient's diastema. Realize your dream of having a charming smile without spaced teeth by doing dental treatment at the dental clinic you trust. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is ready to serve you with the best professional dentists in their fields. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful views of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km.


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