Many adults who have crooked or over crowded teeth think that they have missed their opportunity for braces during their childhood. However, over the past few years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of dentists who are able to offer braces and other teeth straightening treatment to help correct common dental problems at any age.
There are a number of benefits to straightening your teeth and these include:
- Improved Confidence and Self Esteem
Teeth straightening can improve the appearance of your smile. Straightening your teeth can be a life changer, helping to improve your confidence and self-esteem, allowing you to achieve things you never thought were possible. You will no longer feel the need to hide your mouth when you smile and laugh from the embarrassment of wondering what people will think if they see your teeth.
- Healthy Gums
If your teeth are crooked or overcrowded it can be very difficult to properly clean them and remove food debris. If food debris is left between teeth, bacteria can thrive irritating your gums and if this is allowed to progress can result in gum disease and tooth decay. By straightening teeth your gums will fit more securely around teeth and you will be able to adopt a normal oral hygiene routine reducing the risk of gum disease and in the long term tooth loss.
- Improved bite
Incorrectly aligned teeth can cause difficulty speaking, chewing, problems with jaw muscles and increased wear, chips and breaks in the tooth enamel. By straightening teeth and properly aligning the bite, it is possible to reduce discomfort and wear caused to your mouth and jaw.
- Overall health
Your teeth and gums can provide a clear picture of your overall health. Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. If left untreated they can cause bleeding gums, bad breath and possible tooth loss. Studies have shown that oral infections can also lead to more serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes. By straightening your teeth, you will have a better chance of reducing oral infections and other potential health problems.
Here at The Dental Studio all of our dentists who provide teeth straightening treatment have completed many hours of additional training to enable them to offer you a variety of different treatments depending on your needs. Prior to any treatment starting the dentist will complete a full assessment to determine which if any teeth straightening treatment is best for you. It may be necessary for some teeth to be removed prior to treatment but all this will be fully discussed with you and all the options detailed. We are able to offer a number of different treatments including Six Month Smiles, Cheap Braces, CFast Cosmetic Braces, Invisalign, and Inman Aligners so will have the right treatment for you.