In the quest for a perfect smile, many of our patients request orthodontic and cosmetic procedures to close gaps in between their teeth. A very common and mainly genetic inherited tooth feature, the diastema, is a space between any two teeth, although we often see them among the front six teeth. However, even though many people seek to have this diastema fixed, lots of famous people embrace the space!
Lauren Hutton makes Diastemas Beautiful
After moving to New York, Lauren Hutton was encouraged to close the gap in her front teeth in fear that she wouldn’t make it in the modeling or acting business. She tried often to do so, but most quick fixes fell out or didn’t last, so she gave up on changing it. Years later, she appears on the cover of Vogue magazine over 40 times and we think she did just fine with her gap!
David Letterman’s Smile on Late Night
He’s one of the most well known talk show hosts, comedians, producers and actors in American history… and he makes that gap look sharp. He was often asked why he never closed the space in his front teeth, and his response was that it gave him “character.”
Balazy Rocks The Gap
The Bassist and founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Balazy, has got to be one of the most energetic stage performers of our time. Known for stripping down to his undies, he never seemed bothered by his diastema – or any other of his features for that matter. Comfortable in his own skin, many look to him as an inspiration for letting go of what people think you should look like and just being yourself, gap and all.
Madonna Loves Some Space
Madonna is one of the most controversial women to ever enter the musical scene. Selling more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna has blasted through numerous records and became the world’s top selling musical female in history. That gap in her front teeth never held her back while singing, and she certainly didn’t have any trouble when she won a Golden Globe for Evita in 1996.
Do YOU Love Your Gap?
Now, for those of you who don’t love the gap in your front teeth, we have several different options for you. Simply call us for a cosmetic consultation. The team at Daxon Dentistry wants nothing more than for you to be happy with your smile – whether that includes a gap or not. If you’d like to close your gaps or instead love your gap and want to keep it beautiful, we can help! Call us today or click here to schedule an appointment with us!