Gap Teeth


Some people are naturally endowed with gaps between their teeth. Some may have it due to external causes that created the space slowly over time. Such causes may include genetics (which is uncontrollable) or having extra teeth. In some extreme cases, gapped teeth are completely out of your control, although in many cases the ability to reduce your teeth gap is very much in your control.

Gapped teeth put a person at risk of some complications and dental conditions. The good news is that these complications and conditions can easily be solved with orthodontic treatment. So, in this article, we will go over the disadvantages of gapped teeth, and how you can fix them!

What are gapped teeth?

Another name for gapped teeth is diastema. It means a space or gap between the teeth. A diastema can form anywhere in the mouth. However, most cases of diastema occur between the two upper front teeth. It affects both children and adults. Some cases of diastema in children may disappear once their permanent teeth grow.

Gap Teeth Treatment

Some gapped teeth aren’t large. They are so small that one can barely notice them. On the other hand, some gaps may be so large that they become a cosmetic concern for some people. If you are not comfortable with the appearance of your gapped teeth, then there are multiple ways of fixing them.

What causes gapped teeth?

There are many causes of diastema. Some cases of diastema may be related to the size of the jaw bone and the teeth. This causes excessive spacing of the teeth. Jaw bone size and teeth are genetically determined in some cases, meaning that gapped teeth can run in families.

Diastema also occurs if a person has a tissue overgrowth. This tissue lies at the border of the gum line and the two upper front teeth. The tissue overgrowth can cause the teeth to separate, resulting in a gap. 

Gapped teeth may also be caused by bad habits. For instance, children who have the habit of sucking their thumb may have a gap because sucking places a lot of pressure on the front teeth, resulting in a forward pull of the teeth.

Gum disease can also cause diastema. Symptoms of gum disease include swollen and red gums, loose teeth, bleeding gums, and bone loss.

Disadvantages of gapped teeth

Tooth decay

Gapped teeth trigger tooth decay in hard-to-reach areas of your dentition. You see, having some space between your teeth eases the brushing and flossing experience. However, having an excess gap can affect your oral health negatively.

Large spaces are considered to be plaque traps. Why? Because more debris and food can collect in these spaces, resulting in the development of harmful bacteria that hardens your gums and teeth. Eventually, this results in periodontal disease or gum disease.

Gum disease

If there’s a lot of bacteria within your mouth, it creates a problem – one that requires some attention, and faster action. You see, the periodontal disease requires a couple of dental treatments to restore your oral health. Periodontal disease is not something which you can just leave and hope that it’ll go away. Very severe cases have been known to cause bone loss. Ignoring this condition may cause a worsening of your oral health.

Frequent headaches

If you have persistent headaches, headaches whose source you can’t pin down, then chances are that they are linked to dental conditions.

For instance, a misaligned bit may trigger jaw joint problems, which increases your risk for chronic headaches. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain regularly, then you should discuss it with your dentist. They will guide you on the best way to handle the condition.

Eating and digestions become complicated

Misaligned teeth hinder the proper chewing of food. And when food is not properly broken down, digestion will be impacted.

Eating food may become uncomfortable and frustrating, deterring you from maintaining a healthy and regular meal schedule. This, in turn, may affect your general health and well-being.

How Do You Reduce Teeth Gap?

Depending on how complex your situation is, the following forms of treatment can reduce teeth gap:

  • Dental bonding
  • Veneers
  • Clear aligners
  • Braces and Invisalign 

What’s the best way to reduce teeth gap in Australia?

Beam clear aligners come to the rescue. Beam can fix those gaps between your teeth. We’ll also examine your teeth free to determine the most suitable aligner for your condition. Some of the benefits of using Beam clear aligners include:

  • Improved self-esteem: sealing your gap teeth will beautify your smile. Of course, with this change, your confidence receives a boost, helping you to relax and smile confidently while meeting people and taking photos.
  • Improved oral hygiene: Beam clear aligners can be removed when it’s time to clean your teeth or eat. This means that your teeth will be clean and free of plaque, and you’ll not have any food particles trapped in there.
  • Personalized treatment: beam clear aligners are custom-made. So, they will be created after making an impression of your tooth. This means that they will fit well.
  • Comfort: Beam clear aligners are thin, light, and comfortable. There are no elastics, metal wires, or plates attached to your teeth. You can also eat free without worrying about food getting stuck in your teeth. What’s more? You can always wear them with ease.
  • Confidential treatment: Clear aligners are near invisible. So, unlike wearers of traditional braces, you won’t feel unnecessarily embarrassed whenever you open your mouth.

At Beam, we’re concerned about your bite problems and committed to fixing them in the best possible way. We understand how important your smile is to you.

What can you expect?

It is easy and simple to get started with Beam online home teeth straightening kit. First, you order the kit to take your dental impression at home. Beam offers an impression kit for just $49.00. Once you order your impression kit, it is immediately shipped to you, and you can take your impressions at home!

The beam will then use your impressions to design an entirely personalized treatment plan to straighten your teeth. Our plans are approved by licensed dentists.

After getting your approved treatment plan, your aligners will be sent to you. All you have to do is wear them and move on with your life. At Beam, we work hard to ensure that our costs are low and very affordable. You also have access to a flexible financing option. Beam prices are very low compared to what is offered by other companies

Reach out to us

Beam believes in high standards. Our Australian local support team is available to respond to your inquiries 24/7. You can email us at or send us a message via WhatsApp on +61421577409.

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