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Achieve a Perfect Smile with Dental Spacing Correction


Dental spacing, also known as diastema, can affect both the appearance and functionality of your teeth. At Excellence in Dentistry, we offer a range of effective treatments to correct spacing issues and help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile.

Find out how we can help you today!

What is Dental Spacing?

man smiles while flossing Dental spacing, or diastema, refers to gaps or spaces between the teeth. These spaces can occur anywhere in the mouth but are most commonly seen between the upper front teeth.

Several factors can lead to dental spacing, including:

  • Genetics: Inherited traits can influence the size and alignment of your teeth.
  • Missing Teeth: Losing a tooth can cause neighbouring teeth to shift, creating gaps.
  • Thumb Sucking: This childhood habit can push teeth forward, leading to spacing issues.
  • Tongue Thrusting: This habit involves the tongue pushing against the teeth when swallowing, which can create gaps over time.

Problems Caused by Dental Spacing

Oral Health Issues: Excessive spacing can lead to food impaction, making it easier for food particles to get stuck between teeth. This can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as it becomes more challenging to clean between the gaps effectively.

Aesthetic Concerns: Noticeable gaps between teeth can impact the overall appearance of your smile, affecting your self-confidence. A well-aligned smile not only looks better but also contributes to a more harmonious facial appearance.

Functional Problems: Spacing issues can sometimes affect speech, leading to difficulty pronouncing certain words. Additionally, gaps can interfere with proper bite alignment, causing discomfort and potential jaw pain.

Effective Options for Care at Excellence in Dentistry

  • Braces: Traditional metal or ceramic braces are highly effective at closing gaps and aligning teeth. Braces apply consistent pressure to move teeth into their proper positions over time.
  • Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, offer a discreet and removable option for correcting dental spacing. These custom-made aligners gently shift your teeth into place without the need for metal brackets and wires, making them a popular choice for adults and teens.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that cover the front surface of your teeth. They can effectively hide gaps and improve the overall look of your teeth, providing a cosmetic solution for spacing issues.

The Treatment Process

The first step towards correcting dental spacing is a comprehensive dental evaluation. During your consultation at Excellence in Dentistry, our experienced team will assess your oral health and discuss the best treatment options for your specific needs.

Based on the severity of your spacing issues and your personal preferences, we will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and effective treatment process.

Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Our team at Dental X LNC is dedicated to providing ongoing support to ensure your treatment is successful and your smile stays healthy.

Unlock the Smile of Your Dreams

Take the first step towards a more confident smile today. Schedule a consultation at Excellence in Dentistry to discuss your options for correcting dental spacing. We look forward to seeing you in the practice soon!


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Dental Spacing Correction Brisbane, QLD | (07) 3839 7757