Sometimes, a diastema is part of a set of issues that need orthodontic treatment. In other cases, a diastema is the only issue. However, some people may seek treatment for reasons of appearance.Treatment for a diastema starts with a consultation with an orthodontist, who will do an evaluation & decide if treatment ought to proceed. In the event you are prepared for treatment, the orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth to make study casts, do a detailed clinical examination, take a series of facial & dental pics, & take a full series of radiographs (X-rays), including panoramic & side head views.Orthodontic treatment for a diastema that is the only orthodontic issue can consist of or more of these options: Full Braces
Full Braces on only the upper teeth
Partial Braces on only a number of the upper teeth
A removable appliance similar to a retainer
Treatment depends on lots of factors, including your age, dental development & facial/skeletal relations. Facial / skeletal issues that will be thought about include whether you have a long or short, narrow or wide face & how symmetrical your face is. Discuss the choices along with your orthodontist to find out which is best for you.Some people get braces, which move the teeth together. Often, no matter where the diastema is, you must wear a full set of braces on both your upper & lower teeth. That is because moving any teeth affects your whole mouth.If your lateral incisors are little, your dentist may recommend widening them using crowns, veneers or bonding.In the event you have a space because you are missing teeth, you might need more extensive dental repair. This might include dental implants, a bridge, or a partial denture.If a giant labial frenum is causing the gap, the frenum can be reduced through surgical procedure called a frenectomy. If a frenectomy is done in a more youthful infant, the space may close by itself. If it is done in an older infant or an adult, the space may need to be closed with braces.