Katoomba Dental Centre

What can we do about gaps in my smile?

There are a number of ways to treat gaps in your smile, but your options will depend on the size of your gaps and the desired aesthetic results.

Invisible braces—Invisible braces, such as Invisalign, can fix a number of problems with your smile, including gapped or misaligned teeth. Treatment is quicker than with traditional braces, with most patients getting their desired results in time periods between six and 18 months.

For those patients who do not want to undergo orthodontic treatment, we offer:

Tooth bonding—If the gaps between your teeth are minor, tooth bonding might be able to give you the results you desire, and treatment can usually be provided in just one visit. Using the same material that is used for tooth-coloured fillings, the tooth-coloured resin material is bonded to the teeth using adhesives and a high-intensity curing light.

Dental veneers—These ultra-thin, translucent tooth covers camouflage a variety of problems with your smile, including teeth that are gapped, chipped, unevenly spaced or sized differently. Treatment of your natural teeth is required before application, so this is a permanent cosmetic option.

For more information about fixing gaps in your smile with cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to call our Katoomba, NSW dental surgery to book a consult.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.