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How To Bring Teeth Closer Together? Effective Methods And Solutions

Gaps between teeth might be something that may worry you. Some cultures find it extremely lucky to have a gappy tooth that brings more prosperity ...

by Jason Wesley

This article was created after thorough research and has been improved with the assistance of AI technology. Furthermore, our dedicated editorial team has meticulously fact-checked and polished its content for accuracy and clarity.

Gaps between teeth might be something that may worry you. Some cultures find it extremely lucky to have a gappy tooth that brings more prosperity and success to your life. Many actors and models have gaps in their front teeth and they kinda flaunt it perfectly. But for any reason you are not feeling quite good about it then there are several measures to opt for. 

Well, we live in a modern world where science and medicine have progressed so much. So there are many solutions available these days. Some options are more like quick fixes and also there are long-lasting ones that may take longer to get your teeth closer together. But to choose the one that suits you the most you must have to talk to your orthodontist. So without further ado let us see some of the major options for bringing your teeth together in this article.

Why Do I Have Gaps In Our Teeth?

There are many reasons why people might get gaps in their teeth. If the proportion between your jawbone and your teeth is not in balance then it might cause your teeth to have gaps. If your jawbone is large for your tooth then it may cause gaps to appear. If one of the teeth is missing or is smaller than its neighbors then the neighboring teeth might move and attempt to close the gaps causing even more distance between the teeth in the process.

Bring Teeth Closer Together

Thumb-sucking tendencies might trigger your front teeth to pull forward causing gaps. Gum diseases might also be a reason. They can cause your jawbone to lose its strength, this can cause the teeth to move. Improper swallowing reflexes can also cause gaps to appear.

Teeth should be pressing against the roof of your mouth and not to your front teeth. Resting on your teeth might cause them to push forward and cause gaps.

Best Ways To Close The Gaps Between Your Teeth

Let us get into some of the permanent and temporary measures to close your teeth gaps and get them together.

1. Braces

Braces are a long-lasting solution to correcting your teeth. There are different types of braces as well. We are pretty sure you have seen normal silver braces. These braces are usually suggested by your dentist after measuring your teeth, placing brackets, gluing them onto your teeth, and using an archwire to straighten your teeth.

This is a pretty solid measure to pull your teeth to the right sides. But the thing is once you commit to it then there is no going back. You will have to wear the braces as long as the dentist suggests you to see long-lasting results. It can be anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Probably you will have to wear a retainer as well after that to maintain the correct posture as long as your ortho suggests.

If you are not a fan of these shiny silver stuff in your mouth then you can opt for clear braces. The brackets of these braces are usually made of ceramic. They work in similar ways to ordinary braces.

Another option would be Invisalign. Invisalign is a custom-made plastic aligner. You need not even go to an orthodontist for regular tightening though. It is easy to remove and clean. But the problem is Invisalign is not suitable for all issues. For teeth that require severe corrections, Invisalign might not work.

2. Veneers

Veneers are another great option for people who want to close their teeth gaps. They work even when the spacing or the shapes of different teeth are uneven. Veneers are thin shells that are around 1 mm thick and they are placed in front of your teeth to correct the gaps and appearance. They do not stain and require minimal preparation. Veneers can last for 5 to 10 years or more depending on your lifestyle.

3. Bonding

Tooth bonding might be the easiest way to get your gaps closed and bring your teeth together. It is more like an instant solution. Composite resin is used for this purpose and it is hardened with UV light. This teeth bonding is like a very easy procedure and with a very low downtime, you can expect good results.

You need not remove even small portions of enamel for this one. But then again, they might not be that suitable for people who require severe corrections or those who are looking for more permanent changes. Like any other easy and quick fixes, the results with bonding might wear off with time and you might need to go for it again and again.

Also Read: How To Make Teeth Strong Naturally? Effective Ways Revealed!

Final Thoughts

Teeth gaps are pretty normal and many people have it. They develop due to various reasons. It is considered pretty by many and not so good by some. If you feel like changing the gaps and bringing your teeth closer then there are many options in the modern-day world. You can go to your dentist and learn more about them and choose the one that best fits your needs.

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