Excessive spacing or gaps between the teeth is one of the most common cosmetic orthodontic complaints in adult patients. Children and teenagers can also be affected by gappy teeth and, as with all orthodontic problems, the sooner you seek treatment, the easier and quicker it will be to treat.
Large gaps between the teeth can be caused by teeth that are missing or are very small. If you have a dental arch that is very wide, this can also cause gaps to occur. Whatever the cause, the most common complaint from those patients with excessive gaps between the teeth is embarrassment about their smile. Food can also become trapped in the gaps, which can worsen dental problems such as decay.
Modern orthodontic treatment offers a range of solutions for gappy teeth, and at The Liverpool Brace Place we offer these to both adults and children. Just as every patient is individual, so the type and duration of treatment is different in every case. Whether you are referred to us by your dentist or your make a self-referral, we will first see you for an initial consultation, during which we will conduct a thorough orthodontic assessment of your mouth and provide you with details of all suitable available treatments.
We offer treatment with conventional fixed braces, which is a popular choice for children. The traditional metal braces are more discreet than they once were, and we also offer traditional fixed braces that use tooth-coloured brackets and wires for a higher degree of discretion.We also offer lingual braces, which act in a very similar way to conventional braces, but are attached to the back of your teeth so that nobody need know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. As with conventional braces, lingual braces gently reposition your teeth, closing up any gaps. Back to Orthodontics