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Famous Gap-Toothed Smiles

Pop Quiz:

What do Madonna, David Letterman, Mike Tyson, and Anna Paquin all have in common?

Based on a new poll from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the answer is… they’re known for their famous gap toothed smiles.

Comedian & talk show host, David Letterman

Heavyweight Champion of the World, Mike Tyson

Star of True Blood, Anna Paquin

Minding the Gap

Outside of Hollywood, gap-tooth smiles are more likely to be seen as a negative. Cosmetic dentists find that patients with prominent teeth gaps feel self-conscious about their gap, which dentists call diastemas.

Those emotions are supported by another AACD poll about what others think about diastemas. When shown a photo of someone with a gap in their smile compared to someone without a gap, the viewers most often described those with a gap as being “of a lower socioeconomic status, not as smart, and not as attractive.”

The cosmetic dental practice of Dr.Hadaegh believes the aesthetics of your smile is a personal decision, and we work with you to design a smile that makes you feel self-confident. That said, we also help you understand the particulars of your gap. For example, in some cases, untreated diastemas – gaps that are not addressed – can actually be harmful to surrounding teeth. This is because teeth that don’t contact adjacent teeth tend to have less support.

If you are ready to mind your gap-tooth smile, contact our office today. Dr. Hadaegh looks forward to giving you all the facts and possibilities you need to know in order to make a choice that is right for you.

Schedule a consultation with premier Beverly Hills Dentist Neil N. Hadaegh, DDS. Your best smile calls for genuine care, personalized treatment, state-of-the-art technology, and expert precision. Contact us to design, achieve, and maintain your best smile in Beverly Hills with the help of renowned dentist Dr. Neil N. Hadaegh.

8920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 625, Beverly Hills, CA 90211