When Should You Be Concerned About Midline Diastema?

Around 98 percent of 6-year-old, 49 percent of 11-year-old, and 7% of 12–18-year-old have midline diastemata (or diastemas). In nine-year-old children with normal physiological development, diastemas of less than 2mm are usually closed by the time the maxillary canines erupt. However, for some people, the diastema does not shut on its own. Braces are required in people with broader diastemas.

The Most Common Causes of Midline Diastema
Family and genetic history
Physiological: Dentition formation
Teeth that aren’t needed (Extra teeth)

Frenum anomaly: The labial frenum has a strong connection (fold of the mucous membrane connecting the lip to upper jaw). For an abnormally elevated frenum, a simple blanching test is used. Dr. Jamal’s dental care is available for you. Get your treatment done in the best dental clinic in Karachi.

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Midline Diastema Treatment Options

The importance of determining the etiology and making a precise diagnosis is critical not only for achieving cosmetic outcomes, but also for maintaining the stability of those results, as the possibilities of spaces opening up after treatment are higher in the case of Midline diastema.


The etiology of the diastema, the patient’s age, other associated anomalies, normal growth and development, tooth size discrepancies, excessive incisor vertical overlap from various causes, inclination and angulation of teeth, generalized spacing, and gum conditions all factor into treatment strategies.

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