Can Black Triangles Be Fixed?

Black triangles are small gaps that form when the gums pull away from the teeth. The most common causes of black triangles are aging, gum disease, bone loss in the jaw, or the natural structure of the teeth. Dr. Jacob Grapevine treats black triangles in his Plano, TX dental office. He works with his patients individually and thoroughly examines their smiles to discover the right treatment options to meet their needs. Some of the best options for patients with black triangle gaps are cosmetic dental solutions. Bioclear® and Invisalign® are cosmetic treatments that enhance the appearance of the teeth and gums. Both of these treatments also help lessen the chance of gum or tooth infection by closing up black triangles.

Treat Black Triangles in Plano, Texas


Bioclear is a treatment that is similar to veneers and tooth bonding in that it can cover dental imperfections. This cosmetic treatment is one of the best options for black triangles because it blends in easily with the smile. Many patients with black triangles are prone to food particles and harmful bacteria building up in the gaps on the gumline. Bioclear closes the gaps caused by black triangles and decreases the chance of infection. This treatment uses a composite resin that is wrapped around the teeth with plastic matrices.


Invisalign is an option for patients if tooth alignment is the cause of their black triangles. These clear aligners are used to gradually reposition the teeth over time. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are discreet and can be removed to eat and brush the teeth. Patients also find that Invisalign aligners are comfortable and do not irritate the teeth or gums. Treatment with Invisalign can not only reduce the appearance of black triangles but also straighten the smile and improve the patient’s oral health.

Contact Our Dental Office

Do you want to address black triangles or gaps between your teeth? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Grapevine on his website today. If you are a new patient, contact our office at (972) 268-6480. Returning patients can contact Dr. Grapevine by calling (972) 596-3702. Please let Dr. Grapevine know if you have any further questions or concerns.