Subtle Ways That You Can Fix Those Tooth Gaps

When it comes to fixing a dental problem, there can be a social stigma attached to many of the corrective procedures out there. Having a mouthful of metal braces may be acceptable in high school, but as an adult, it can seem weird to use the same corrective procedure so late in life. Thankfully, there are some subtle ways you can fix tooth gaps so that others won't be able to tell that you're doing it.


Do you have gaps in your teeth that you never got fixed as a teen, but now are looking to correct as an adult? Invisalign might be the answer to your problem. The procedure involves making a set of custom plastic trays that you swap out regularly, which will slowly align your teeth to the desired position to fix your dental problems. The plastic makes it difficult for others to notice that you are wearing them, making them practically invisible

You will wear the trays during the day and at night, but you are not required to wear the trays 24/7. They only are required to be worn around 22 hours each day, so you can take them out as needed for things like eating or giving that big presentation to a room of your peers.

Keep in mind that this method is best for fixing small problems rather than big ones. Your dentist will advise you about whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, so schedule a consultation to find out. Click here to learn more about this topic.

Dental Veneers

If wearing a set of plastic trays does not sound appealing to you, it's possible to fix those gaps quickly using dental veneers. These thin porcelain shells are attached to the front surface of the problem teeth, which involves destroying the enamel to make the surface rough to attach the veneer.

Dental veneers allow you to leave the dentist office with your teeth corrected. For gaps, a veneer across two teeth can meet in the middle and hide the problem area. Unfortunately, once you have a veneer installed, you will need to maintain it and have it replaced over the years. Since the enamel is ruined to do the procedure, if a veneer breaks or falls off, you'll have an exposed tooth with no protection.

For more information about either of these cosmetic dentistry procedures, be sure to ask your dentist about scheduling a consultation to learn about your options.