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A diastema (plural diastema) is a space or gap between two teeth. Many species of mammals have diastema as a normal feature, most commonly between the incisors and molars. In humans, the term is most commonly applied to an open space between the upper incisors (front teeth). It happens when there is an unequal relationship between the size of the teeth and the jaw.Diastema is sometimes caused or exacerbated by the action of a labial frenulum (the tissue connecting the lip to the gum) causing high mucosal attachment and less attached keratinized tissue which is more prone to recession or by tongue thrusting, which can push the teeth apart.
HOW IS DIASTEMA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is usually done by a dentist who will carry out a physical examination of the teeth and gums as well as the grooves and muscle attachment of the lower and upper jaw in order to find the underlying cause of the gaps created.
HOW IS DIASTEMA TREATED?
There are different treatment options available to treat different types of diastema. If it is a mild gap, a dental retainer is all that is needed. Surgery may be needed to correct a major gap.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is also conceivable to align teeth without braces using transparent plastic aligners called Invisalign.