Gaps In Your Smile: 3 Things You Can Do

Is a gap in your smile something you’re curious about? Maybe you are none too thrilled with this particular feature of your grin. Maybe you never really thought about it before but suddenly, you’re wondering if it’s something you should do something about. Is it okay for your oral health? Are smile spaces just an esthetic thing? As for how you may respond to your gap (or gaps), our Ankeny, IA team can break down the details for you with great ease! For a final decision and additional information, of course, come on in for a visit to discuss dental care!

#1: You Can Make Them Look Like They’re Gone

One thing you can do about the gaps in your smile: You can make it seem as though we moved your teeth to close the spaces. We may be able to do so by creating this illusion without actually moving anything! This is where cosmetic dental care comes in. To close those spaces (if they’re not negatively affecting your smile health), we can use dental bonding or we may select porcelain veneers. The results will be completely believable, thanks to the beautiful, genuine-looking materials we can use and manipulate to customize the improvements we make for your grin. Interested? Come in!

#2: You Can Physically Close Them

We remind you that you may also actually close your spaces. In this case, you may need orthodontics, which will rely on a system like braces to shift teeth into a new alignment, so the gaps are gone and your bite is beautifully organized. This is usually necessarily when the fact that you have gaps contributes to an issue that does impact your oral health in a not-so-beneficial way. Fortunately, we can provide you with a referral to a trusted orthodontist, should we decide that this is the way to go!

#3: You Can Just Live With Them

Then again, you can simply leave your gaps alone. If they are impacting your oral health, of course, we will suggest you consider some type of dental care. However, if they are just esthetic and not causing any harm, it’s up to you. You may even find them to be a pleasing, unique addition to the personality of your smile!

See Us For Cosmetic Care For Gaps

Remember that when you have gaps between your teeth, there are different types, which means seeing us for an evaluation is your best start. We can then move forward with the care you need or want! Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.