Dr Andrea Stevens fixing the space between your teeth

How to Fix the Space Between Your Teeth

When was the last time you loved your smile?

Actually loved your smile. Not just the carefully crafted one that you break out for posed pictures. The smile that slips out when you’re watching a funny movie or talking to a friend.

What is stopping you from loving your smile now?

If the space between your teeth is causing you to be insecure, you’ll be pleased to know that it can be easily corrected with cosmetic dentistry.

How can I fix my smile?

You might think that you’re alone in telling your dentist that you dislike the space between your teeth or any other minor imperfections. The truth is, they hear things like that all the time.

And guess what?

Most dentists love working with you to create the smile of your dreams. In some cases, without the use of whitening and veneers! Sure, those treatments may work for some people, and maybe that’s all you need, but those aren’t your only two options.

The companies that promote whitening and veneers need people to think that they can have simple and non-invasive treatments performed in an hour or less that will correct every dental imperfection and last forever. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes the “easy” treatment is not always the best, especially when it comes to fixing the space between your teeth.

What are some of the best ways to correct the space between my teeth?

In fancy dental terms, the space between your teeth is called a “diastema.

If you go to your dentist looking to have this corrected, they can suggest a few different options, including orthodontic treatments (braces or clear aligners). A popular choice is dental bonding. In one appointment, with no dental freezing, your dentist can visually close the space between your front teeth.

Keep in mind that if you choose to go with bonding, the material can chip and stain, especially in smokers and coffee drinkers, and it may need to be repaired or replaced in 2-5 years. Something else to consider is that every patient is different, and bonding may not be the right option for you. Speaking to your dentist about the best course of action is the best decision you can make for the overall health and appearance of your teeth.

Where can I get cosmetic dentistry done in Ottawa?

If you’re looking for a dentist who will work with you to help you get the smile of your dreams, reach out to Dr. Andrea Stevens today.

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