Black triangles, or open gingival embrasures are a common dental issue that may occur in 67% of adults ages 20 and up. Despite their prevalence, black triangles have only recently become a common esthetic complaint for patients. A patient survey ranked black triangles as the third most disliked esthetic problem, above crowding and dark teeth. The irony is that countless whitening options are available to patients and an increasing number of adults are pursuing elective orthodontic treatment for a more youthful smile. However, 40% of adult orthodontic cases may result in black triangles. Negative spaces that appear during the relatively short treatment time are more readily noticed by patients. For an adult who has just completed orthodontic treatment, the occurrence of these black triangles can be incredibly disappointing – and may be a possible informed consent concern. With the rise in patient awareness and demand, we are proud to take a more active role in black triangle management before and after orthodontic treatment.