“It” was a gap – tooth. In many parts of Africa, including my birth country Nigeria, a woman with a gap in the middle of her teeth is considered a beautiful being. It is believed that such a woman possesses some sort of sexual appeal and beauty.
In many parts of the world like Nigeria, gap tooth is considered to be transparently unique sign while many believe it to be the reflection of high sexual drive and possession of sexual appeal. Among all the luck in the world, it is said that people with the gap in teeth will have a steady but successful career.
The size of your teeth and jaw bone can be determined by genetics, so diastema can run in families. You may also develop diastema if there’s an overgrowth of the tissue that borders your gum line and your two upper front teeth. This overgrowth causes a separation between these teeth, resulting in a gap.
gap teeth have been looked upon as the essence of beauty in various societies, as a sign of sexual appetite, as a mark of God’s favor…” (New York Times, 1987). In Africa, especially in Nigeria, women with gap teeth are considered beautiful beings.
Gaps in teeth may close by themselves By the time the child turns one, the fraenum may have shortened, and more teeth may have come through and closed any gaps. Gaps between adult front teeth often close by themselves as more adult teeth come through.
Teeth gaps tend to trap food particles, which trigger bacteria and plaque build-up in your mouth. If unchecked, this may weaken your gums and teeth, causing complications such as periodontitis, tooth decay, and gingivitis. Gaps between teeth can also result in a misaligned bite.
The gap between front teeth is a sign of fortune. If you have two upper teeth far enough to let the tongue slightly protrude between them, count yourself lucky.
But if you can’t convince yourself that you should be happy with your smile gap, there are ways that you can change your smile. Traditional Braces. Traditional braces used to be the main way that people corrected tooth gaps. Invisalign. Dental Bonding. Veneers.
Dental bonding, or cosmetic bonding, is the easiest, quickest, and most economical way to fix a gap between teeth. Some people have taken to DIY teeth straightening, involving wrapping rubber bands around their teeth to move them together, as well as other methods.
Gaps between front teeth can be fixed in a very easy manner with additive dental composite resins. This is a great alternative to braces, crowns, and traditional dental veneers. Dental bonding fixes gaps, or spaces, that are in between front teeth to make teeth look younger, and more beautiful.
The main methods to close space between the teeth are: Braces (orthodontic treatment) Direct bonding (composite resin) Composite veneers.
If the patient needs a full set of braces, that can cost between $1500 and $13,000 depending on the extent of treatment. Your orthodontist may also be able to fix a small gap with a retainer which would cost between $500 in $2500. Most insurance plans cover pediatric orthodontics but not adults.
Do gaps in teeth get bigger? In some cases, gaps between teeth can get bigger. Generally, this happens when people have a habit called “tongue thrust.” This occurs when the person naturally pushes their tongue against the front teeth during swallowing rather than against the roof of the mouth.