Hi my daughter has a gap in the middle of her two front upper teeth. She is 24 months and I am wondering if the gap might close on its own or if it will stay like that. She doesn't have speech problems. But I'm consurned if it will have the gap forever. Also if it will close at what age might that happen? Also is this heredetary? Because I have a sister with this problem. How old should she be to know if the gap will stay or not?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - February - 2012, at 08:19 AM

  • Gap in the front teeth at the age of 24 months is normal because in baby teeth, generalised spaces are present in the teeth. Let the permanent teeth come which will come at the age of around 7 years. if at that time, the gap is there and frenum is low then you have to go for frenectomy which is a minor surgical procedure in which highly attached frenum is removed. Yest this condition can be hereditory and it runs in the family. for more info on frenectomy you can read this article... http://www.identalhub.com/article_what-is-frenum-or-frenectomy-83.aspx

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