A gap in the teeth is technically referred to as a diastema. While a diastema can refer to any gaps in the teeth, it’s most commonly referring to a gap between the front two teeth.

Gapped teeth are common, and are usually the result of tooth misalignment or the size of your jaw as related to the size of your teeth. While some patients have aesthetic and functional concerns about their gapped teeth, others won’t. Either way, orthodontic treatment is typically a very straightforward way to fix gaps for most patients [1].

But do you really need to fix the gaps in your teeth? Here’s what you need to know.

An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Are Gapped Teeth Really an Orthodontic Concern?