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Diastema is an orthodontic condition that causes space between the teeth. It may be caused due to low muscle attachment which is a pretty common condition for many people. This condition is also characterised by plenty of overbite without ample spacing.
HOW IS DIASTEMA DIAGNOSED?
A dentist diagnoses diastema by physical examination and through an X Ray
HOW IS DIASTEMA TREATED?
Diastema is an adjustable dental condition. This includes traditional braces, Invisalign, dental bands or direct dental bonding to make the teeth wider and thus fill up the space. One problem with orthodontic correction is relapse: there is a strong propensity for the gap to reappear after treatment. This can be addressed by bonding a permanent retainer to the inside surfaces of the teeth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Children may have temporary gaps as their baby teeth fall out. Most of these spaces close as the permanent teeth reach their final positions. Habits can also lead to gaps between the teeth. Thumb sucking tends to pull the front teeth forward, creating gaps.