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Woman with a Perfect Smile after Cosmetic Procedures Alpharetta GA

When it comes to the appearance of one’s smile, one of the most common complaints is a gap or visible space between two teeth. This becomes a particular source of concern when the gap exists between the top two front teeth. While there are countries and cultures that embrace this front teeth gap, many Americans seek ways to close it. In fact, those millimeters of open space may be the reason you’ve been holding back your smile.

The good news is that there are several ways to close a teeth gap and help you achieve a more confident smile. You’ll also gain a more functional smile, as chewing and speaking can improve when the teeth are more closely aligned. You may be surprised and how easy and affordable closing a front gap can be!

How Do Gaps Form In the First Place?

The more professional term for a space between two teeth is “diastema.” While not life-threatening, diastema in the front of your smile can be a source of concern. There are a variety of reasons why teeth gaps form, and your method of correction will be dependent on your specific cause.

How did your teeth gap get there? Here is a list of common causes, some of which are preventable and others are simply genetic:

  • Missing teeth
  • Undersized teeth
  • Mismatched jaw bone sizes
  • Large labial frenum
  • Thumb sucking
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Gum disease

The Solution to Closing the Gap

Let’s first dismiss the idea that you must wear big, clunky metal braces to fix the gap in your smile. This is rarely the case because modern dentistry now offers a full range of easier and more conservative treatments. Depending on the severity and location of your gap, a dentist may recommend the following:

The above treatments are painless and produce amazing results. Please try to avoid DIY methods for closing your teeth gap. There are many products that exist online but they often do more harm than good.

Want to get rid of your unsightly gapped smile? Call Crabapple Dental today!

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123