Gaps between teeth are rarely cause for medical concern but they can trap food and bacteria which can cause gum health issues. Additionally, they can affect your appearance and confidence. The modality we use to close black triangles is a system called bioclear, as well as modern dental technology such as clear braces, and an instant new smile with veneers.
Contact Marketplace Dentistry today to learn how you can close gaps between your teeth.
Best Ways to Close a Gap Between Front Teeth
Have you put off closing a gap between front teeth because you didn’t want unsightly metal braces? Invisalign may be the answer. Instead of relying on an uncomfortable arrangement of metal wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to gently move teeth closer together.
These clear trays are customized to fit seamlessly over your teeth and apply gentle, consistent pressure in order to move teeth and close gaps. They are not only more aesthetically pleasing but can be better for your overall oral health since they allow you to brush and floss normally – something traditional braces are lacking.
Why is Invisalign Good for Closing Gap Between Front Teeth?
Depending on the size of your tooth gap, you may be able to correct this with Invisalign within a matter of a few months. You will also be able to continue to care for your gum health during treatment which can leave you with a better overall result in the end.
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that fit over your teeth to fix cosmetic issues. If your gap is purely an aesthetic concern, veneers are a quick and convenient way to mask the issue.
Sometimes the best way to treat a gap in teeth is with Invisalign followed by veneers. This is because veneers cannot actually fix a misaligned bite. If you happen to have a bite where your teeth grind against each other, your teeth alignment must be corrected before veneers are placed or else you run the risk of wearing those down too.
Do You Need to Close a Gap Between Teeth?
Most gaps do not need to be closed for medical reasons and are usually more a matter of aesthetics and preference. However, if your gap has formed because of other loose or missing teeth, then this does need to be addressed. Left untreated, your other teeth will begin to shift into the open space. This can cause additional tooth loss and gum disease.
Black Triangles Between Teeth
Small black triangles between teeth are most frequently caused by gum recession and/or bone loss. As the gum recedes it will create tiny triangular gaps between teeth.
These can be fixed with veneers but might also be improved with good oral hygiene. Brush and floss daily using a soft bristle brush and also keep up with regular dental appointments. These measures can help heal the gum and close the black triangles.
Perfect Your Smile Today
Let Marketplace Dentistry design a dental plan that will work for your individual needs. Whether you have many small black triangles between teeth or a large gap in the front, we’re here to help.