Can Clear Aligners Close Gaps

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What are gap teeth?

Before we get into can clear aligners close gaps, what are gap teeth? Gap teeth, also known as diastemata or diastema, are a common occurrence in the world of dentistry and are normally found in the front of your mouth. Gap teeth are where there is a space in between your two front teeth and not to be confused with other types of dental abnormalities such as discolored teeth, tooth decay, and tooth grinding.

What causes gap teeth?

There are many reasons for gap teeth to existing in dentistry, some of which are hereditary whilst others are less likely to be. Causes could be genetic, environmental, or physical in nature.

Here are some common causes for gap teeth:


Many people with teeth gaps have a family history of the condition.

Natural development

97% of children have spaces between baby teeth that close on their own when permanent teeth are grown.

Thumb sucking

A habit such as a thumb-sucking can make the front teeth protrude, which means more space in between teeth

Oversized labial frenum

Put your tongue in between your front teeth and lip, and then reach up to the middle part of your mouth. The tissue you feel there is called the upper labial frenum. When enlarged, this tissue can cause a gap between the front teeth

Swallowing reflex problems

Some people develop a habit known as tongue thrusting where the tongue pushes against the front teeth (rather than the roof of the mouth). The front teeth may move over time, leading to gaps.

Jaw and teeth size mismatch

An unbalanced jaw and teeth can lead to gaps or teeth overlapping.

Gap teeth symptoms and complications

Here are just a few symptoms and complications of gaps in teeth:

  • Reduced self-consciousness when smiling.
  • Sometimes, the accumulation of plaque in between teeth can lead to dental issues such as cavities, bad breath or even tooth loss.
  • A large gap between teeth may not leave enough room for other teeth to come through. This may lead to bite problems down the line.

Can clear aligners close gaps in teeth?

So for those asking can clear aligners close gaps? The answer is, yes! In fact, clear aligners are a great alternative to braces.

Beam clear aligners

At Beam, our mission is to make dental care more affordable and accessible to all Australians. That’s why our clear aligners are the most affordable solution for improving your smile. Best of all we offer two simple ways to pay. 

Once you have purchased your Beam impression kit and approved your Beam Clear Aligner treatment plan the next step in your smile journey is to purchase your Beam Clear Aligners to achieve your dream smile. We offer flexible clear aligner pricing plans as outlined below. We are offering $700 OFF our Single Payment plan for a limited time. All Payment Plans Include Free Teeth Whitening & One Set of Retainers for Post Treatment. Valued at $240. 

You can check the details of our pricing plans here.

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