We all know the first major benefits of having orthodontics in Colchester is that you will finally have the smile you always dreamed of. Perfectly straight teeth are the ideal for so many of us but it’s highly unlikely you’ll be born with a naturally perfect smile. As youngsters many of us missed the boat to get our teeth alignment corrected and so end up moving into our adult years with a slightly less desirable smile and the older we get the more effort it feels to get our teeth in order. But despite the fact it can feel like an effort, the benefits of having your teeth put back inline goes beyond just cosmetic. Here are the added benefits of getting your orthodontics in colchester work finally done.
What are orthodontics in Colchester?
Orthodontics refers to anything that involves the straightening or realigning of the teeth or jaw. If you have overlapping teeth, crowded teeth, gapping teeth, overbites or underbites you will need to use an orthodontic system such as a brace to correct this. Braces traditionally were fixed wired appliances but as we move into better technology we are now able to correct teeth with less invasive, more subtle brace systems such as Invisalign aligners, leading more and more adults to take up the tread of teeth straightening.
What benefits come with straightening teeth?
One major thing is that through correction, crowding or overlapping issues your teeth become much easier to clean properly. For so many people who suffer from decay or gum disease it’s because it originates in areas of the mouth where the teeth make it impossible for them to do a proper deep clean of the gum line. So in having teeth levelled out you are making it possible to get to the areas that need cleaning most. Avoiding gum disease or tooth decay is super important as these two things are the two leading causes of tooth loss.
Having your teeth straightened could help your digestion. When we aren’t able to break down food properly from correctly chewing, we don’t produce enough saliva, saliva is the thing that breaks down foods and lets the nutrients enter our bodies. So firstly poor tooth alignment could cause a lack of nutrition in our bodies but it also could mean we have trouble physically digesting our food and let me be honest there’s nothing worse than living with a tummy ache on a daily basis.
Having a smile you are proud of is no small thing and if you feel self-conscious about your teeth you are likely using up mental energy everyday that could be spent thinking about more important things on your teeth. Often when we worry about our physical appearance we look to the worst case scenario. So when you’re for example having to do a presentation in a meeting rather than focusing on the work you’ll be standing presenting whilst also worrying everyone is looking at the gap in your teeth. Why spend the rest of your life with this anxiety when it could be so easily fixed?
Contact us at the Dental Studio to get booked in with us to start your smile journey.