Orthodontics

At Kai Dental, we frequently address concerns about gappy teeth, or “diastema”. These gaps, noticeable and often prominent, can lead to reduced confidence in a smile.

Gappy Teeth

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Causes and presentation of Gappy Teeth

Diastema is most prevalent between the upper front teeth. It can, however, appear anywhere. The root causes are often a combination of jawbone size mismatched with teeth or tissue overgrowth at the gum line. Prolonged childhood habits, such as thumb-sucking, exacerbate the problem. Over time, these gaps can widen and become more pronounced, affecting not just the aesthetics but also functionality.

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What problems can Gappy Teeth lead to?

While some view them as a charming quirk, gappy teeth have drawbacks.

These gaps can trap food particles, creating an ideal environment for plaque build-up. Over time, this can escalate gum disease risks, potentially leading to other dental complications. Beyond health concerns, individuals might face challenges with pronunciation or feel self-conscious while speaking or laughing.

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How do we fix Gappy Teeth?

Kai Dental takes a holistic approach to address diastema. Depending on the severity and the patient’s preferences, treatments range from dental bonding, veneers, to orthodontic interventions. Occasionally, patients will require adjunctive surgical procedures to correct the gap. We ensure personalized care to restore both the beauty and functionality of your smile.

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Invisalign

Invisalign™ provides a modern orthodontic approach to discreetly straighten teeth using clear aligners. Invisalign™ is available in more than 45 countries.

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Invisalign

Invisalign™ provides a modern orthodontic approach to discreetly straighten teeth using clear aligners. Invisalign™ is available in more than 45 countries.

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The Academy

Develop a passion for learning, if you do you’ll never cease to grow

The spirit of continued development inspired Jeet to set up Kai Academy, an online training academy for dentists who wish to develop and improve their own skills in Invisalign and fixed orthodontics.

Having trained at the prestigious Royal London Hospital for his postgraduate specialist training, he went on to attend courses by world renowned speakers to stay at the cutting edge of orthodontics. After a decade of experience in the field, he set up Kai Academy to pass on his wealthy of knowledge to other clinicians across the country.

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