Spacing

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Aligner Solutions for Gap Teeth

Spacing, which is the opposite of crowding, occurs when there is excess room in your mouth, causing teeth to spread out unevenly.1 Your teeth may shift to fill the available space, leaving uneven gaps between them.

Causes of Spacing

Usually, spacing occurs because your teeth are smaller than they should be and don’t fill the available space in your mouth. Some other causes of spacing may include:1

  • Missing teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Abnormal tissue attachments
  • Protrusive teeth

Your teeth may continue to shift around your mouth until you find a proper solution for gap teeth.

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Side Effects of Spacing

Spacing has many negative side effects similar to other malocclusions, including:1

  • A less attractive smile
  • Improper tooth function
  • Discomfort when chewing
  • Gum issues

We recommend Spark Aligners to fix gap teeth without braces.*

Solutions & Treatment

The only solution for gap teeth is realigning them to ensure even spacing within your mouth. You can opt for braces to realign your teeth, but if you’re looking for a more convenient alternative, you can also fix gap teeth without braces using Spark Aligners.* Compare the pros and cons of braces versus clear aligners to make your choice. An authorized Spark Provider can help you find the right solution for your needs.

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