dr Minoo from Gorgeous smiles takes us through 3 of the best treatment options to close your tooth gaps | The Canberra Times

dr Minoo from Gorgeous smiles walks us through 3 of the best treatment options to fill in the gaps in your teeth

This article was created in collaboration with Gorgeous Smiles.

We have partnered with Gorgeous Smiles to bring you 3 different gap tooth treatment options.

Tooth gaps can affect a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Most of the time it can be difficult to eat and speak properly. This can lead to social anxiety and self-esteem.

No matter how carefully you take care of your teeth, problems can still arise that are beyond your control. Tooth gaps, for example, are often genetic. So if you have gapped teeth, you are not alone. In fact, about 25 percent, or one in four people, have this condition.

Luckily, with the advances in dental technology, there are now multiple ways to close tooth gaps. Here are three of the best treatment options to close your tooth gaps:

1. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front of your teeth. Usually made of porcelain or ceramic, they can be used to correct a variety of dental problems, including gaps in the teeth.

However, dental veneers cannot be used to close large tooth gaps. 1-3mm is the ideal size for dental veneers. If your tooth gaps are larger, you may want to consider other treatment options.

Once they’re attached to your teeth, they’re designed to last 10 to 20 years, and if one ever breaks, loosens, or wears out, you’ll have to go back to the dentist and have it replaced.

While dental veneers last for years, the overall improvement in the quality of your smile depends on how well you take care of them. They must brush and floss regularly and avoid biting or chewing on hard objects.

2. Composite resin bond

This treatment option uses a tooth-colored resin that matches the color of your teeth. The resin is then applied to your teeth and cured with UV light.

This treatment can be a good option for small to medium sized tooth gaps. It can also be used to fix other dental problems such as chipped, cracked or stained teeth. However, it is not as durable as porcelain veneers and typically only lasts an average of 5 years. Also, the resin is prone to staining and can discolor over time.

Although composite resin bonding is not as durable as veneers, it is definitely a more affordable option, especially for those on a budget.

3. Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment is the most common treatment option for tooth gaps. It can be used effectively to close both small and large tooth gaps. In addition, it can also be used to improve your bite and ensure your teeth are properly aligned.

In fact, according to Orthodontics Australia, 62 percent of Australians have had orthodontic treatment and the most common type of orthodontic treatment is braces. However, several other options are now available such as: B. Clear aligners that are less noticeable and more comfortable to wear.

braces

Braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment. They consist of metal wires and brackets that attach to your teeth. The wires are then regularly adjusted to gradually move your teeth into the correct position.

Although braces are effective, they are also quite noticeable, which is why some people feel unsafe wearing them. In addition, they can also be uncomfortable and require a lot of maintenance. You must brush and floss regularly and avoid eating hard or sticky foods.

In general, the duration of treatment with braces can range from 12 to 24 months. After that, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are newer and less noticeable than braces. They are made of clear plastic and are almost invisible when worn. In addition, they are more comfortable to wear and require less maintenance than braces.

Invisalign is the most popular brand of clear aligners. Invisalign treatment typically lasts 6 to 12 months or longer, depending on the severity of your gaps in your teeth. Afterward, similar to braces, you will need to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in their new position.

What is better for you?

The best way to determine which treatment option is best for you is to consult an Australian qualified dentist or orthodontist. They can assess your individual case and recommend the most appropriate treatment option based on the severity of your tooth gaps.

Disclaimer: Every treatment has risks. The treatment mentioned above may not be suitable for your oral environment. You will need a full consultation with a qualified Australian dentist before it is confirmed that you are a good candidate for treatment.

Results vary from person to person. This article does not replace the examination and opinion of a real dentist.

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