For many people today, gapped teeth are a source of great embarrassment, even shame. Unlike faintly crooked teeth, gapped teeth are very noticeable. What's more, the gap between a person's teeth can increase dramatically over time. A gap can even appear from out of nowhere, when a person's bite shifts with age. In such an instance, a person who has had a perfect smile for years will one day notice that she suddenly has tooth gap.
Gapped Teeth and Bonding
Sadly, many people who could correct their gaps with simple, inexpensive Teeth Gap Bands choose to bond their teeth instead, because they heard about the procedure on television. Teeth Gap Bands are very effective tools for correcting gaps. They can be worn exclusively at night, although many choose to wear invisible versions of the bands during the day. These bands are extremely low-cost, and take only weeks to work.
Bonding, on the other hand, is prohibitively expensive. In this process, the teeth in question are sanded, or "roughened." Resin bonds are then placed on the teeth. The resin is sculpted, then set (hardened) with a light. Bonding is a wonderful procedure for those with very damaged teeth, but totally unnecessary for mildly gapped teeth.