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February 22, 2017

5 reasons why Orthodontics is the best thing since sliced bread

When people think of Orthodontics, they tend to imagine big metal braces and those uncomfortable teenage years – surely not the best thing since sliced bread? Thankfully, the reality of modern Orthodontics is much better. Nowadays, Orthodontic treatments are highly discreet and fast moving, resulting in more people (of all ages) opting for braces to correct their smile. Below are five reasons why we think Orthodontics really is the best thing since sliced bread if you want to improve your smile.

1. It enhances self-esteem

Gapped, crowded or crooked teeth are common imperfections which can cause people to feel insecure about their appearance. This can have a huge impact on their self-esteem and people can often feel uncomfortable in certain social situations and even avoid them altogether. Correcting your teeth with Orthodontic treatment is a simple and effective way of getting your confidence back. Whilst many are unsure about the thought of braces, certain treatments like the C-fast braces and Six Month Smiles are hardly visible and can produce fantastic results in a matter of months. You will no longer have to worry about covering your mouth when you speak or hiding your teeth in photos because they will be beautifully straight.

2. It improves facial shape and appearance

Overbites, underbites or misalignment of the teeth, can cause the face to appear misshapen or asymmetric, affecting your overall appearance. The more prominent your dental issues, the bigger impact it has on your facial shape. This can cause people to feel insecure about their appearance and can even lead to difficulty in eating, drinking and taking care of their teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help to correct the shape of the teeth and even out the symmetry of your face. As your teeth start to realign, your face will gradually change shape resulting in even and proportioned facial features as well as much straighter teeth.

3. Better dental health

Gaps in the teeth or overcrowding can cause lots of problems with your dental health. Food can get easily stuck in between the teeth and they become much more difficult to clean properly, leading to potential tooth decay or even gum disease and tooth loss. Orthodontic treatment can realign overlapping or gapped teeth so that they are evenly spaced and much easier to clean. This helps to prevent serious dental problems and save you money in the long term on expensive dentistry bills. Invisalign is an extremely popular tooth-straightening treatment through a series of highly effective and virtually invisible gum shield aligners, making them the perfect option for those who would like straighter teeth without having to wear unsightly braces

4. Positive impact on your general health

As well as improving your oral health, straighter teeth can also have a positive impact on your general health. Patients with crooked teeth present a stronger risk of gum disease caused by a build-up of bacteria. When bacteria enters the bloodstream, it can travel to other parts of the body, resulting in potential health issues elsewhere. This is particularly dangerous for pregnant women who seem to be at higher risk. Problems with the teeth can also affect people’s ability to eat or drink certain foods, sometimes leading to nutritional deficiencies. By straightening the teeth, orthodontic treatments can significantly reduce the likelihood of bacterial infection and poor nutrition, enabling people to lead a much healthier lifestyle.

5. It improves functionality

Braces have a positive impact on the overall functionality of your teeth, correcting tooth positioning and alignment. Realignment helps ensure that the upper and lower jaw closes properly together to create efficient jaw function and a more natural bite. This will allow you to chew foods more easily and it can even help solve issues such as grinding, damage to the teeth, discomfort or pain. Modern orthodontic options work much quicker than traditional methods, enabling you to lead a better quality of life in no time.

We told you so!

See! Orthodontics aren’t all long-term, unattractive metal braces. Many of them are very discreet and can solve all kinds of problems with your teeth! However, please do be aware that each patient is different and in some cases metal braces may be the most effective treatment option. If you would like to find out more about the different types of orthodontic treatments available, please visit the treatment section of our website.


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