Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps between teeth, also known as diastemas, can often have a detrimental impact on how you feel about your smile. Feeling confident about your natural smile is important and can translate into improved personal and professional relationships. Diastemas are most common between the front teeth, but can occur anywhere and are often genetic in nature.

There are several cosmetic treatments that can close a gap between your teeth and give you a beautiful, symmetrical smile that boosts your confidence in your appearance. Your local AACD dentist can work with you to evaluate your dental health, discuss your cosmetic goals and create a personalized plan to achieve the smile you desire.


The recommended treatment for gap teeth may depend on the location and size of the tooth gap, in addition to your personal cosmetic goals. From cosmetic dental procedures to orthodontics, patients have options when choosing treatment for closing gaps between their teeth. Many patients with diastemas can close the gap and restore the aesthetics of their smile with less invasive cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. If the gaps cause a misalignment in the bite, orthodontics may be recommended.


If gaps in your smile are not affecting the health and function of your bite, there are several cosmetic dental treatments that can give you a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile. Cosmetic dental treatments provide a natural and long-lasting result for a more beautiful smile.

Cosmetic treatments used to close gaps in smiles include:

Cosmetic procedures can effectively close the gaps between teeth for a more aesthetic smile. Closing gaps between teeth can also improve a patient’s oral health and reduce the risk of tooth decay or malocclusion. An experienced AACD member dentist in your area offers the highest standard of dental care for achieving your goals. A personalized treatment plan will be designed for the smile makeover you have always wanted while preserving and restoring your long-term oral health.


Many AACD member dentists offer orthodontic treatment. If a thorough dental exam reveals imbalance or dysfunction in your bite due to gaps in the teeth, your AACD dentist may recommend orthodontics. Braces can offer long-term results for patients with more complex dental concerns. Invisible braces or clear aligners are suitable options for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.

Your local AACD dentist will work with you to build a treatment plan that addresses your orthodontic and cosmetic dental health. AACD dentists help patients enjoy beautiful smiles that are rooted in healthy oral foundations.