Fowler Orthodontics

Closing Gaps In Teeth With Braces

A confident smile has the power to light up a room and leave a lasting impression. It’s a universal symbol of self-assuredness, happiness, and inner beauty. But what happens when you’re self-conscious about the gaps in your teeth? At Fowler Orthodontics, we understand that those gaps can sometimes stand in the way of your brightest smile.

In this article, we’re going to dive into the transformative journey of closing gaps in teeth with braces. We believe that every smile is unique, and that’s why our approach at Fowler Orthodontics is as distinct as you are. We’re not just here to straighten teeth; we’re here to boost your self-esteem and oral health, one confident smile at a time.

Teeth gaps, whether small or large, can affect your confidence and overall dental health. But worry not, because you’re in the capable hands of Dr. Fowler and our dedicated team. We’ve spent years perfecting the art of gap closure, and we’re excited to share our expertise with you.

So, if you’ve ever wondered about the journey to a gap-free, confident smile, you’re in the right place. From understanding teeth gaps to exploring the Fowler Orthodontics difference, we’ll guide you through the exciting world of orthodontic treatment. Are you ready to take the first step towards your confident smile? Let’s get started.

Understanding Teeth Gaps

Teeth gaps, also known as diastema in dental terms, are spaces or gaps that exist between two or more teeth. These gaps can occur anywhere in the mouth but are most commonly found between the upper front teeth. Understanding why these gaps develop is the first step in appreciating the transformative power of orthodontic treatment, such as braces.

Why Teeth Gaps Occur 

Teeth gaps can result from a variety of factors, including:


Sometimes, teeth gaps are simply inherited. If your parents or grandparents had gaps in their teeth, you may be more likely to develop them too.

Thumb-Sucking or Pacifier Use 

Prolonged thumb-sucking or pacifier use, especially in childhood, can lead to teeth gaps. These habits put pressure on the front teeth, causing them to move apart.

Missing Teeth

Gaps can occur when a person has missing teeth. Adjacent teeth may shift into the empty space, creating gaps.

Gum Disease 

Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to tooth mobility and subsequent gaps in the dental arch.

Mismatched Jaw Size

Sometimes, the size of the jawbone may not perfectly accommodate the size of the teeth, resulting in gaps.

The Impact of Teeth Gaps

Teeth gaps can have both aesthetic and functional implications:


Many individuals with teeth gaps feel self-conscious about their smiles. They may avoid smiling openly or covering their mouths when they laugh or speak.

Oral Health

Beyond aesthetics, teeth gaps can impact oral health. Food particles may become lodged in the gaps, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, gaps can affect how you bite and chew, potentially causing discomfort or jaw pain.

Treatment Options

The good news is that teeth gaps are highly treatable, and orthodontic treatment, such as braces, offers effective solutions. At Fowler Orthodontics, we specialize in personalized gap closure treatments designed to not only improve your smile but also enhance your overall oral health.

The Fowler Orthodontics Difference

At Fowler Orthodontics, we’re not just in the business of straightening teeth; we’re in the business of transforming lives one smile at a time. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to providing you with a personalized and effective orthodontic experience that goes beyond the norm.

Expertise That Matters 

Your journey to a confident smile begins with our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Fowler. With a passion for orthodontics and a dedication to excellence, Dr. Fowler is not just your orthodontist; he’s your smile advocate. His expertise and understanding of the unique challenges associated with closing teeth gaps set the stage for your transformative experience.

A Personalized Approach

We believe that no two smiles are the same. That’s why, at Fowler Orthodontics, we take the time to understand your individual needs and create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all; it’s all about you and your unique smile goals.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Orthodontics is an ever-evolving field, and we stay at the forefront of innovation. At Fowler Orthodontics, we utilize state-of-the-art technology, including advanced 3D computer imaging, to plan your treatment with precision. This means you’ll know what to expect every step of the way, from your initial consultation to the final results.

Comfort and Convenience 

We understand that orthodontic treatment is a journey, and we want to make that journey as comfortable and convenient as possible. Our self-ligating braces are designed for faster, more comfortable treatment, with fewer appointments and shorter treatment times. We also offer clear braces and Invisalign for those who prefer less visible options.

A Supportive Team 

Our friendly and dedicated team at Fowler Orthodontics is here to guide you through every phase of your smile transformation. We believe that the journey to a confident smile should be a positive and enjoyable experience. From your first visit to your last, we’re here to support you.

When you choose Fowler Orthodontics, you’re choosing a partner in your journey to a confident smile. We’re excited to join you on this path of transformation and empowerment.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

When it comes to closing gaps in teeth and achieving a confident smile, Fowler Orthodontics offers a range of orthodontic treatment options designed to suit your unique needs and preferences. We understand that every smile is different, and our goal is to provide you with choices that lead to the best possible results.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have come a long way, and they’re more comfortable today than ever before. At Fowler Orthodontics, we use a more advanced form of traditional braces known as self-ligating braces. These braces have a built-in sliding door that holds the wire, allowing it to move more freely. This not only speeds up your results but also provides a more comfortable experience during your treatment. We aim for fewer appointments, shorter treatment times, and better results with this innovative approach.

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

For those looking for a less noticeable option, clear braces may be the ideal choice. Made of clear materials, ceramic braces are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. While they are visually discreet, it’s important to note that ceramic braces require a bit more attention to oral hygiene, as they are slightly larger and more brittle than metal braces. At Fowler Orthodontics, we offer ceramic braces for patients who prioritize aesthetics without compromising on effectiveness.

Clear Aligners – Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary approach to straightening teeth without traditional braces. Using advanced 3D computer imaging, Dr. Fowler can create a customized treatment plan for your entire orthodontic journey. Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable. You can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain your regular oral hygiene routine with ease. The aligners are designed to be comfortable, with no metal components that can cause mouth abrasions. With Invisalign, you can achieve a life-changing smile without the need for braces.

Invisalign Teen

For our younger patients, Invisalign Teen offers a unique solution. With proprietary innovations like SmartTrack® material, Invisalign Teen® aligners can transform your smile up to 50% faster. They are designed to monitor your compliance through an indicator on the aligner, ensuring that your treatment stays on track. Invisalign Teen® allows you to maintain your active lifestyle without the limitations of traditional braces, all while achieving a confident smile.

Choosing the right orthodontic treatment option is a crucial step on your journey to a confident smile. At Fowler Orthodontics, we’ll work closely with you to determine which option aligns with your goals, lifestyle, and preferences. We’re here to make your smile dreams a reality.

How Braces Work for Gap Closure

When it comes to closing gaps in teeth and achieving a beautifully aligned smile, braces have been a trusted orthodontic solution for decades. At Fowler Orthodontics, we use a more advanced form of braces known as self-ligating braces, which offer greater comfort and efficiency. Let’s explore how braces, including self-ligating braces, work their magic in closing those gaps.

Understanding the Mechanics

Braces, regardless of the type, work by applying gentle and controlled pressure on your teeth. This pressure induces a process known as bone remodeling. Here’s how it works:

Attachment of Brackets

Brackets are attached to the front surface of your teeth. In the case of self-ligating braces, these brackets have a sliding door mechanism that holds the archwire.

Placement of Archwire

An archwire is threaded through the brackets. This archwire exerts a consistent force on your teeth, gradually guiding them into their desired positions.

Periodic Adjustments

Throughout your treatment, you’ll visit Fowler Orthodontics for periodic adjustments. During these visits, Dr. Fowler will make necessary tweaks to your braces, ensuring that your teeth continue to move in the right direction.

Closing the Gap

To close gaps in teeth, braces employ the same principles of controlled force and gradual movement. For individuals with teeth gaps, braces are strategically adjusted to exert pressure on the teeth surrounding the gap. Over time, this pressure encourages the teeth to shift, closing the gap and achieving a more harmonious alignment.

The Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces

 Self-ligating braces, used at Fowler Orthodontics, offer several advantages in the gap-closure process:

Faster Results

The sliding door mechanism of self-ligating braces allows for freer movement of the archwire, speeding up the alignment process.

Reduced Discomfort

Patients often find self-ligating braces more comfortable, as they apply lighter, more evenly distributed forces.

Fewer Appointments

With self-ligating braces, you’ll typically require fewer appointments for adjustments, saving you time and effort.

Better Results

The advanced technology of self-ligating braces enhances treatment efficiency, leading to superior outcomes.

Closing gaps in teeth with braces is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about improving your oral health. By eliminating gaps, you reduce the risk of food particles getting trapped, which can lead to tooth decay and gum issues. Additionally, a well-aligned smile contributes to proper bite and chewing function, minimizing discomfort and enhancing overall well-being.

The Fowler Orthodontics Experience

At Fowler Orthodontics, we understand that your journey to a confident smile is not just about the destination; it’s about the experience along the way. We’re dedicated to ensuring that every step of your orthodontic treatment is as comfortable, efficient, and personalized as possible.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Your smile is as unique as you are, and your orthodontic treatment should reflect that. When you choose Fowler Orthodontics, you’re choosing a team that believes in the power of personalized care. Dr. Fowler takes the time to understand your specific needs, concerns, and smile goals. Your treatment plan is meticulously tailored to ensure the best possible results.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We’re not just keeping up with the latest advancements in orthodontics; we’re setting the pace. Our commitment to cutting-edge technology means that your treatment at Fowler Orthodontics is backed by the most innovative tools available. Our 3D computer imaging allows us to plan your treatment with precision, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

Comfortable and Efficient Treatment

Orthodontic treatment should be comfortable, and with our self-ligating braces, it is. These advanced braces apply gentler, evenly distributed forces, minimizing discomfort and reducing treatment time. You’ll also appreciate the convenience of fewer appointments while achieving superior results.

A Supportive Team 

Our team is more than just a group of orthodontic professionals; we’re your partners on this smile-transforming journey. From your first visit to your last, we’re here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and offer guidance every step of the way. We believe that your orthodontic experience should be positive and enjoyable.

Empowering Smiles

At Fowler Orthodontics, we’re not just straightening teeth; we’re empowering smiles. We understand the profound impact that a confident smile can have on your life, both personally and professionally. We’re here to help you unlock your full smile potential and embrace the world with confidence.

Your journey to a confident smile starts with a choice. Choose Fowler Orthodontics for an experience that goes beyond orthodontic treatment. Choose us for a partnership in your smile transformation and a future filled with newfound confidence.

Your Journey to a Confident Smile

Your journey to a confident smile begins with a single step—choosing Fowler Orthodontics as your partner in transformation. We’ve covered the mechanics of how braces, including self-ligating braces, work to close gaps in teeth. We’ve highlighted the Fowler Orthodontics difference, emphasizing our commitment to personalized care, advanced technology, comfort, and support.

Now, let’s talk about what this journey means for you.

The Smile You Deserve

We believe that every individual deserves a smile that reflects their unique personality and radiates confidence. Whether you’re considering braces for gap closure, teeth alignment, or a complete smile makeover, your dream smile is within reach.

Improved Oral Health

Closing gaps in teeth isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about enhancing your oral health. By eliminating spaces where food particles can get trapped, you’re reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum issues. A well-aligned smile also contributes to proper bite function, minimizing discomfort and improving overall dental health.

A Confidence Boost

The impact of a confident smile goes beyond the physical. It influences how you carry yourself, how you interact with others, and how you view yourself. Your newfound confidence can open doors both personally and professionally, allowing you to face the world with a renewed sense of self-assurance.

Your Partner in Transformation 

Fowler Orthodontics isn’t just an orthodontic practice; we’re your partners in transformation. We’re here to guide you through every phase of your smile journey, from the initial consultation to the day you unveil your beautiful, gap-free smile.

Ready to Take the First Step?

Are you ready to embark on your journey to a confident smile? The choice is yours, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Your initial consultation is just a phone call away. It’s the first step toward a future filled with smiles, confidence, and countless opportunities.

At Fowler Orthodontics, we don’t just create beautiful smiles; we empower individuals to live their best lives with confidence. Your journey to a confident smile is our mission, and we can’t wait to be a part of it.


In the world of orthodontics, closing gaps in teeth with braces is not just about aligning smiles; it’s about transforming lives. At Fowler Orthodontics, we take this mission to heart. We’ve explored the incredible journey to a confident smile, the mechanics of how braces work their magic, and the personalized, advanced, and supportive experience we offer.

Closing gaps in teeth isn’t merely a cosmetic choice; it’s a decision that can positively impact your oral health, your self-esteem, and your overall well-being. It’s about embracing a future filled with confidence, smiles, and endless possibilities.

When you choose Fowler Orthodontics, you’re choosing a team that believes in your smile’s potential. Our commitment to personalized care, cutting-edge technology, and patient-centric support ensures that your journey is as comfortable and efficient as possible. We’re not just orthodontic professionals; we’re your partners in transformation.

Your smile journey begins with a choice, and that choice can lead to a lifetime of confidence, improved oral health, and a brighter future. We invite you to take that first step, to reach out and start your journey to a confident smile today.

Thank you for considering Fowler Orthodontics as your partner in transformation. We look forward to welcoming you to our family and helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.