Celebrating the Space Between the Two Top Front Teeth
Tim Page-Founder of Lucky Gap
Welcome to the website for all you very lucky people who have a gap or space between your two top front teeth (technically known as a midline diastema) and just love it.
Some say that is a condition that requires dental surgery and there are a lot of websites that quote boring medical studies or offer to fix the problem, some even quote it as an “unsightly appearance”, but none that I can find that give any reasons why you shouldn't just leave it alone and be happy as you are.
The aim of this website is to do just that and also to prove that many of the rumours about this trait are true. Please read some of the guest book entries and see the gallery and blogs section.
As far back as I can remember I have always had a gap and many dentists have asked me if I wanted it fixed, but I always said that I didn't and for no other reason than I liked it!
Over the years I've heard different stories and tales about this trait: A gap in your teeth is the sign of Venus - the goddess of love! I’ve been told. Being gap-toothed was regarded as a sign of a strongly-sexed nature in the Middle Ages as told in The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale from "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer. In some African tribes having a gap in your front teeth was a sign of wisdom and in France they call it "les dents du bonheur" (teeth of happiness)! There was even a film made by Les Blank in 1987 called Gap-Toothed Women, which explores different connotations of gap-teeth such as a beauty mark or as a sign of an amorous nature.
I've also heard that it's a sign of wealth, now, I don't know about that one! but, perhaps if we could ask some well known and not so well known gap-toothed celebrities they would agree. Click on the Celebrities link above right for names, pictures and biographies for all of them. Most celebrites are keen to show off their gaps although some are not and unfortunately there are a few celebs without picturs. I have also included my own "Gap Rating" system, where 1/10 = a tiny diastema, 3/10 - 6/10 = the average gap and 10/10 = the gap of a full tooth and more, fantastic!
There was an article Glamour Magazine's October 2005 issue titled:
What's Gorgeous Now: Imperfect Looks by Stephanie Huszar and it reads:
“In the age of plastic surgery and airbrushed everything, flawless features just make you look more like everyone else. Quit fantasizing about fixing your quirks, because what makes you different is what makes you beautiful.”
All I know is that I would never part with my gap!
Enjoy the site, all the best,
Tim Page, Founder, Luckygap.co.uk