Dubai, UAE- Gapped teeth or diastema is a very common dental issue. It is estimated that 50 to 60 percent of children under the age of 5 have gapped teeth. By the time their milk teeth give way to secondary teeth, this gap tends to close.
However, some people may continue to have gapped teeth even as adults. One of the most common reasons for this is having been born with a jaw that is too big for the teeth or teeth that are too small for the jaw.
“Apart from a genetic reason, there are other ways in which people develop gapped teeth,” says the spokesperson for Emirates Dental Clinic, one of the leading centers in Dubai for invisible braces. “Thumb-sucking in children is often found to be a reason for developing gapped teeth. Adults may also develop gaps as a result of gum diseases.”
Like with other kinds of dental malocclusions, gapped teeth also need to be rectified with the help of braces. While children wearing metal braces is considered normal, adults refrain from getting treatment due to their distaste for them. However, nowadays people are more open to the idea of wearing invisible braces to correct dental malocclusions such as gapped teeth.
Invisible braces or clear aligners have become a popular alternative to traditional braces. Made from soft, hypoallergenic plastic, a series of aligner trays that fit your teeth perfectly are used to apply gentle and consistent pressure on your teeth to push them into the right alignment.
“Today, a lot of patients, both adults, and children, choose invisible braces to correct their gapped teeth,” continues the spokesperson. “Not only are they invisible as the name suggests, but they are also much more comfortable and less painful than traditional metallic braces.”
Invisible braces are soon to become the norm as more and more patients opt for the treatment. For more information on invisible braces and to see if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment, talk to your dentist at Emirates Dental Clinic in Dubai today.