How to fix ugly gapped teeth?

I have a gap between my two front teeth and it has always bothered me. If I’m honest, I keep my mouth closed in most photos. It isn’t huge or anything and most people say it looks fine. But I wanted to know how I could go about getting something like this fixed?

– Rachel in Minnesota


A beautiful smile does wonders for self esteem and self confidence. It is no surprise that survey after survey shows that your smile is one of the very first things that someone notices about you. First impressions matter and if you have a beautiful smile that exudes confidence, this can go a long way in your social, personal, and professional life.

Without having seen a photo or having seen you in person, this response won’t be personalized. So the first thing you should do is find an expert cosmetic dentist. The front teeth are highly visible when you are talking and smiling and a cosmetic dentist has the skills necessary to create a beautiful smile that is flawless, yet natural-looking.

For a small gap, porcelain veneers can be applied to the front of the teeth. This will create the appearance of beautiful, straight teeth. They can be made to match the surrounding teeth perfectly. Here is where you have to be a little bit careful though, you can’t always trust that a dentist knows what he or she is doing when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. This is because anyone can make the claim to be a cosmetic dentist. But not every dentist is artistically inclined and has pursued the extensive training beyond dental school to do beautiful work. And since you have been hiding your smile for far too long, it’s time to have it done right. So check the dentist’s credentials. One very prestigious organization is the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. If a dentist is affiliated with the AACD, it increases the chances that they are passionate about doing beautiful work.

If you are interested in actually straightening your natural teeth, Invisalign invisible braces may be right for you. These clear aligners straighten teeth in about half the time as the old wire braces. Either way you go, start by selecting the right cosmetic dentist. Then, listen to their opinion and go from there.

Best of luck on your journey to a beautiful smile!

This post is sponsored by Phoenix dentist Arthur Chal Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry.


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