A space separating teeth of different functions, especially that between the biting teeth (incisors and canines).
What causes diastema?
1) The most prevalent cause of diastema is the size of the teeth relative to the size of the jawbone. Quite simply, if the teeth are too small for the mouth, gaps may appear between the teeth. The size of both the teeth and the jaw are usually genetic, which is why diastema may appear to run in families.
2) Hypodontia, or teeth that are missing due to genetic causes.
How does diastema affect my oral health?
Most of the time, diastema should not cause any oral health concerns. If the gap between your teeth is caused by periodontal disease, you may require gum disease treatment.
2) Rubber bands. Dental bands are small rubber bands that are placed over the two teeth in order to squeeze them closer and get rid of the gap.
3) Dental veneers.