When It Comes To Your Teeth, 'The Gap' Becoming Fashionable - FOX 13 News

When It Comes To Your Teeth, 'The Gap' Becoming Real Fashion Statement

Posted: Updated:

Snaggle puss, bucky beaver, tunnel teeth - all very cruel teases for what's known by many as "the gap."

Some people might pay almost anything just to close the gap, and doing so meant braces or bonding.

But some people are choosing to embrace their gap as opposed to wanting to get rid of it.

The gap has become a real fashion statement for some and a big money maker for others.

Think former New York Giants linebacker Michael Strahan. The football pro turned TV personality has become a huge confidence booster for "gapped ones" all over.

But for 21-year-old Marianna Le Donne, the gap wasn't always a badge of honor.

"In school, I'd get teased, like 'why do you have a missing tooth in the front of your mouth?' I'd come home from school upset and my mom would say 'no, don't worry, it'll fill in when you're older, you'll have bigger teeth.'"

And perhaps a bigger gap.

But now, Le Donne tells FOX 29's Joyce Evans she loves her gap and others agree. Overseas, some people are even purposely creating gaps in their teeth just because of the trend.

You can watch the story in the video above.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:16:05 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
  • How-To Prevent Workout Injuries

    How-To Prevent Workout Injuries

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:12:40 GMT
    From gyms to bike trails, children to seniors, people are rushing out of hibernation and getting busy working out, but there may be a price.
    From gyms to bike trails, children to seniors, people are rushing out of hibernation and getting busy working out, but there may be a price.
  • Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:11:24 GMT
    According to the Department of Public Safety at West Chester University, they received a report of an indecent assault occurring at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Frances Harvey Greene Library.
    According to the Department of Public Safety at West Chester University, they received a report of an indecent assault occurring at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Frances Harvey Greene Library.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices