Marc D. Thomas DDS
What are the chances that the spaces in my daughter's teeth will recur when her permanent teeth grow in?
Sometimes, people have a strong flap of skin connecting the upper lip to between the front teeth called a "frenum" or "frenulum." If this flap is too thick or strong, it will keep a gap or "diastema" open on the front teeth. This is the most common way to have spacing on the permanent teeth and sometimes requires a minor surgery to be removed.
Marc D. Thomas, DDS
Marc D. Thomas