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Do gaps between teeth close by themselves?

I am a 21 year old male. I want to know if gaps between teeth close by themselves?

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Not at your age, either orthodontics or prosthetic intervention is needed to close the gap if you desire
They do not close by themselves. You either close them with braces, veneers or chairside restorations
If you were an 7 years old boy and had spaces, I would say there is a good chance as the other adult teeth erupt in, that the space will close. At this point you will likely need braces or Invisalign to achieve this
Gaps in your teeth rarely resolve themselves. I would suggest an in-person consultation with a trusted dentist, and possibly an orthodontist as well.
Usually not. Best to get an estimate for invisalign or other orthodontic appliance therapy.
A lot more information about the size, location, and condition of your dentition is required before a proper answer can be made. At your age, generally not. However, it depends on the size and the location of the diastema (space between teeth), and if you have your wisdom teeth.
Sometimes they do sometimes they don’t. It all depends on the amount of force that the lower teeth project up on the upper teeth. Plus over all of the bins on your Bait and occlusion. See an orthodontist and he will tell you if they will close the spaces.
At 21 years of age, it is unlikely the gaps between your teeth would spontaneously close. You may want to consider a visit to a local orthodontist.
Hi there,

Sometimes they do, and many times they do not. In order to get a better idea, a dentist or orthodontist would have to look at your mouth in person.
Most likely not
At this point in your life, the odds of gaps closing on their own is extremely low. Teeth naturally shift forward throughout your lifetime, but the rate of movement is very slow. If you haven't had your wisdom teeth out, they may help your teeth drift forward - but not by much and not in a controlled manner. Without seeing your teeth and your spacing, it's impossible to give you a precise answer. A lot of dentists and orthodontists give free consultations for straightening!
Hope this helps!

Kurush Savabi

If you have had that gap all your life, at 21 years of age, a gap between teeth will no close by themselves. But, the good news is that if it bothers you, there are alternatives to eliminate the gap!
Depending on where the gaps are, sometimes they can close by themselves. Visit your American Dental Association dentist for a consultation to discuss your concerns.

Russell A. Sassack, D.D.S.
Generally no. There are situations however where teeth do move over time and can close gaps on there own. Teeth are in positions where they are because they are in a zone of equaiibrium of forces. Braces work because if you put force on a tooth it will move. When there is minimal to no overall balanced force
Teeth move all the time but it doesn’t mean they move a certain way. Orthodontist and nowadays clear aligner will help move teeth in a certain way.
Not really