Front Teeth Gap Treatment

What are your options? – Front Teeth Gap Treatment

Midline diastema or front teeth gap is a condition in which a gap between the teeth is mainly an aesthetic concern and hampers social life. There are many causes of gaps between the front teeth, and based on that, the treatment plan is decided to close the gap. The front teeth gap treatment has many options, which we will discuss in the information provided below- brought to you by Cosmecare Dentistry Chembur.

Causes of front teeth gap – Front teeth gap treatment

  • Enlarged frenum
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Unerupted extra tooth  
  • Abnormal upper jaw
  • Presence of any pathology  
  • Missing teeth lead to the shifting of the front teeth  
  • Ectopic eruption of the teeth
  • Retained milk teeth

Diagnosis of midline diastema

Blanch test

It is done clinically by pulling the lips outward to check for whitening or blanching of the area between the two front teeth. The blanch test helps detect high frenal attachments.

Check for habits

If your child has a history of thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, then this can be a cause of midline diastema. Proper clinical history and examination are needed to rule out these habits. 

Radiographic test

Radiographic analysis helps detect an extra tooth or any impacted tooth that can push the front teeth apart.


Front teeth gap treatment

There are various options for front teeth gap treatment, and the best possible option is decided upon after a comprehensive examination of your case. Our experts at Cosmecare Dentistry Chembur will clinically evaluate your condition to know the exact cause of diastema and plan your treatment accordingly.  

Orthodontic treatment

Braces and aligners are the two most common orthodontic treatment options for closing the front teeth gap. Traditional braces consist of a bracket and wire system fixed to your teeth. This system exerts mild pressure on your teeth to move them into their desired location. Clear aligners are clear transparent plates that snugly fit on your teeth. They are a more aesthetic and removable alternative to traditional braces. Clear aligners work similarly to move the teeth. The advantage of removing the plates makes it a popular choice amongst teenagers and young adults. 


Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth. They are a popular choice for closing small gaps between teeth that do not need orthodontic intervention. A small amount of enamel is trimmed from the surface, creating space to receive the veneers. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in the lab and bonded to the teeth using a special dental adhesive. Porcelain veneers are the best option for covering small spaces between the teeth, they are highly durable and long-lasting.

Dental bonding 

Composite bonding or dental bonding using resin-based composite is another method of closing the front teeth gaps. In this, the front teeth are prepared to receive the bonding material, and the composite material is molded to give a natural appearance to your teeth. Before proceeding, getting a detailed clinical examination is crucial to determine your eligibility for composite bonding. Certain conditions, like high frenal attachment or extra teeth, must be addressed first. Dental bonding using composite material can last long if you properly care for it. Avoid parafunctional habits like nail biting or chewing into pens/ pencils.