Hello! What would be the best treatment for a minor gap in between the front incisors? (photo)
Doctor Answers (6)
Another way possible...
Consider veneers or bonding
How to fix a minor gap between teeth....
Option #1: Metal braces.
Pros - they work great at giving you the results that you want.
Cons - metal braces can be unsightly for patients past high school age; they can be expensive; they can take long (2-3 years is average); they can be uncomfortable to wear and painful to get adjusted.
Option #2: Invisalign
Pros - easy to wear and no painful adjustments; care is shorter (9-12 months is average); people will not notice them when you have them on; are not cumbersome while eating because they can easily be removed; allow you to whiten your teeth while wearing them.
Cons - patient has the ability to remove them at will, so if the patient doesn't wear them, then they will not work; may need refinements at the end which can extend treatment for several months; can increase likelihood of cavities if proper hygiene is not followed, can be expensive; results can vary
Option #3: Veneers
Pros - instant results; can give a perfect appearance of teeth; should last very long (on average 20+ years); are stain resistant; takes 1 appointment in a cosmetic dental office; no painful adjustments or months of follow-ups; they preserve healthy tooth roots.
Cons - they take away some of your enamel, (but enamel is replaced by a harder substance); they can be expensive if you need more than just 1 or 2.
Good luck with whatever you choose and follow me if you have any additional questions for me.
Sarah Thompson, DMD of O'Fallon, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri