Gapped teeth are very normal. In fact, almost all children experience them. There are a variety of reasons your child may have gaps between their teeth. In some cases, their gap should be fixed early on and in other cases it may not be a big deal and can be left the way it is.
Many times, gaps are resolved when a child’s adult teeth come in. However, if your child’s gap means that their teeth are too small for their jaw, they may need to wear braces to correct this issue. Also, if your child’s gaps are a sign of a serious problem such as a bacterial infection or gum disease, treatment may be necessary.
Since it can be difficult to determine the cause of your child’s gapped teeth on your own, it’s important to bring your child to a pediatric dentist at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. We can evaluate your child’s teeth, pinpoint the cause of the gap, and design a customized treatment plan if necessary. Raleigh Orthodontist Jason Gladwell states that it never hurts to ask questions early. It is definitely better than late.
Our dental team will likely recommend that the space between your child’s teeth be resolved if the gap is caused by teeth that are too small for their jaw, missing teeth, too large of a muscle that attaches the lips to the top gum, or gum disease.
Schedule an Appointment at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
If your child has gapped teeth and you’re unsure whether they should be corrected, call our Ashburn, VA office at 703-348-2813 to schedule an appointment.