Teeth Straightening – What’s the fuss about?
Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of adults turning to teeth straightening treatments to help improve the appearance of their smile. If you are still not sure whether teeth straightening is right for you, the team at Writtle Dental Practice have put together some of the benefits to help make the decision a bit easier.
- Teeth straightening is suitable for all ages
Provided that your teeth and gums are healthy, teeth straightening can help to improve the appearance of your smile and your overall dental health no matter what your age.
- Heathier teeth and gums
Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the chance of cavities and gum disease. You will be able to perform a more effective oral hygiene routine, reducing the risk of food becoming trapped between teeth, which overtime can lead to decay.
- Improve your bite
Braces not only straighten your teeth, they also help to improve how your teeth meet when you chew, reducing jaw pain and discomfort. The most important consideration prior to any teeth straightening procedure is your bite. This is the way that your top and bottom teeth meet when you open and close your mouth. By aligning the teeth, the forces exerted on them when you chew, talk or simply move your teeth are balanced, resulting in better long term health or your teeth, gums and jawbone.
- Teeth straightening improves confidence and self esteem
Teeth straightening can dramatically improve the attractiveness of your smile and therefore your confidence. This is turn can increase your social and career success.
- Different teeth straightening procedures are suitable for different people
Dependent on the reasons for undergoing teeth straightening treatment will depend on the system that is right for you. If you have your heart set on a certain teeth straightening system, your dentist will be able to explain whether or not you would be suitable. It is ok to ask why the treatment will not work, it is better for you to fully understand the dentist’s approach before your treatment begins.