Can gapped teeth cause oral health problems?
Generally, a gap between your teeth is nothing to worry about and many people like the look of a diastema. However, if you feel self-conscious about it, you may want to have orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons.
Most of the time, a gap in the teeth can be treated with braces, but there are some cases, for example if the gap is caused by oversized tissue, where you may require a minor operation such as a frenectomy to close the gap.
If you have gum disease, this will need to be treated by your general dentist before you can have any type of orthodontic treatment, or you may want to replace the failing teeth instead.