Smile Solutions: How to Deal with a Significant Gap in Your Teeth

Having a huge gap in teeth is nothing to be ashamed of. 

The important thing is whether the space bothers you. For some, it may be a step back in attractiveness, and some minor teasing. Most people that notice the gap move on and forget about it quickly.

If it’s something that you’re more bothered by than most people, then you’re in luck. There are some steps that you can take to minimize the gap as well as some options to hide it when it becomes more distracting.

Let’s take a look:


If you have a significant gap in your teeth, braces can be an effective option to correct it. Generally, with braces, the teeth are gradually moved into position with constant pressure over some time. There are different types of braces out there like metal braces, self-ligating braces, and lingual braces.

Braces can take anywhere from 18 months to a few years to correct the gap. During that time, you will have to attend regularly scheduled appointments at your local dentist office to assess your progress.

Cleaning your teeth properly and following a dental health routine is important for the success of the treatment. It is important to be diligent during the treatment time to make sure the braces work effectively.


Veneers are custom-made, thin, and tooth-shaped shells attached over the front surface of the teeth. They can alter the size and shape of the teeth, making it possible for a gap to be hidden or filled in with the veneer.

The veneers compose of porcelain, which is strong and durable. It is also stain-resistant, and it will match the color of your natural teeth.

The application of veneers happens in two appointments and takes just a few hours to complete. The process involves removing a layer of the tooth enamel and taking an impression of the teeth. Then, the process of fabricating the veneers is next before bonding the veneers to the teeth. 


Bonding is the application of a resin, which is colored to match the natural color of your teeth, and bonded onto your teeth. The resin is hardened into place using high-intensity light.

Bonding is a relatively simple and affordable gap filler. It is often the best gap teeth treatment option depending on the individual situation. The process is quick and painless and can provide immediate cosmetic results. 


If you want to fill a wide gap teeth, crowns are a great option. They are similar to caps that fit over existing teeth to change the size, shape, or color and they last around ten years.

With crowns, there is little preparation or drilling needed. It fits snuggly over existing teeth and hides any significant gaps or chips.

Crowns are also used to repair cavities or cracks and give extra strength to weak teeth. Dentists can even match the exact color of the crown to your existing teeth, so you don’t have to worry about it looking unnatural. 

Deal With Huge Gap in Teeth With These Treatments

Having a huge gap in teeth can be a challenge. So investing in braces or other dental interventions is the best course of action. Be sure to talk to your dentist about all your options.

With the right approach, you can have a beautiful smile in no time. Don’t wait any longer – visit the dentist today to get started!

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