Black Triangles

“What in the world is a black triangle?” you might be wondering. Well, if you have any gaps between your teeth you may notice that they actually look like little triangles. Spaces between teeth don’t just affect your appearance they also affect the overall health of your smile, increasing your risk for cavities and gum disease. Wondering how our dentist, Dr. Michelle Deutch and her dental team can fix this problem?


Maybe you’re an adult who doesn’t want to wear braces. Perhaps you’ve already worn braces for many years as a child or teen and you have no interest in wearing them again. We understand. However, we also understand that these gaps can be embarrassing. That’s why Dr. Deutch and her team offer an orthodontic-free approach to filling these gaps through a method known as Bioclear.

This technique involves wrapping the two teeth with a special tooth-colored resin and plastic material to fill these gaps. It can also make teeth fuller, strong and more resilient. If you want to fix these gaps without needing braces, Bioclear can offer you a more conservative and simpler cosmetic approach for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Other Cosmetic Options

Sometimes dental bonding, crowns or veneers can also be used to get rid of black triangles. These cosmetic treatments offer different ways to alter the overall shape of the tooth. Bonding involves filling the gaps themselves (as opposed to wrapping the tooth like the Bioclear method) with a tooth-colored material, while veneers are tooth-shaped shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the overall appearance of your teeth. Each cosmetic dental option has its own set of pros and cons, which our dental team would be happy to discuss with you during your consultation.


While braces, in some instances, can cause these black triangles, there are other situations in which realigning your smile can actually improve this problem. If you are an adult we understand how important it is to have more discreet orthodontic options, which is why we offer clear and nearly invisible systems to help fix this issue.

If you are dealing with black triangles, crowding or crooked teeth our Overland Park, KS, dentist and her team can help you get a straighter, healthier smile no matter your age. To schedule an orthodontic consultation call us at (913) 469-0085.