What is spacing?
Spacing between teeth, gaps, can be caused by a variety of factors, but generally, it occurs when the teeth grow a little smaller, or the jaw a little bigger. Gaps can also occur through early loss of teeth or when teeth are accidentally knocked out.
Problems associated with spacing
Spacing between teeth, if left untreated, can lead to the following problems:
- poor alignment
- chewing difficulties
- speech issues
- gum problems
- can be more difficult to clean
Can spacing be fixed with braces?
In most cases, spacing can be fixed by orthodontic treatments, such as traditional braces. In less complex cases aligner treatment such as with Invisalign can be used to correct spacing. We’ll help you find the best solution for your spacing concerns.