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Widely spaced teeth
Alternative namesTeeth - widely spaced
Widely spaced teeth can be a temporary condition related to normal growth and the acquisition of adult teeth. It can also occur as a permanent condition in several diseases. Wide spacing can also result from continued growth of the maxilla or jaw, as is seen in acromegaly.
Home CareIf the appearance is bothersome, ask your dentist about the possibility of orthodontic work (braces).
Call your health care provider if
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:
Update Date: 10/9/2003Michael Kapner, D.D.S., Comprehensive and Aesthetic Dentistry, New Rochelle, N.Y., Editor, Ninth District Dental Association. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT