Living with crooked, misshapen or misaligned teeth can be really hard on your self esteem and confidence. The good news is that there are now quick, simple and affordable ways to get straight teeth!
In this Guide....
We have put together this useful guide to help you find out what can be done to straighten teeth, what to expect from these treatments and how to find out which option is best for you.
Why should I straighten my teeth?
Having straight teeth isn’t all about the appearance, your health will benefit too!
Straight teeth help us to effectively bite, chew and speak. Having straight teeth also allows us to effectively take care of our teeth and gums avoiding decay and gum disease. Oral health is scientifically linked to general health, gum disease is a marker and risk factor for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, infertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes. There is also an increasing link between oral health and Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Teeth that are well aligned tend to work better and teeth that work better tend to look better!
An attractive smile is such a vital component of self-esteem and self confidence and those that have orthodontic treatment generally see the benefit of improved self-esteem and confidence as a result of treatment.
Orthodontic treatment not only improves appearance, health and self-esteem, it is also common for patients to have more social, relationship and career success!
I had braces as a child and my teeth have moved as the years have gone by...
One of the most common problems we see is that a patient had orthodontic treatment as a child but their teeth have relapsed.
In this situation people often worry that there is little point going through orthodontic treatment again as the same thing will happen.
This is not the case, any movement of the teeth has to be held in place using retention. As long as retention is used either through a fixed or removable retainer, the teeth will remain straight!
How can teeth be straightened?
We can straighten teeth by using:
Which option is best for me?
In order to determine the best option for your own teeth you need to have an assessment with a dentist. Each treatment has its own suitability criteria and only a dentist can determine if you meet this criteria. Do your research on which dentist to see for this assessment, you want to know they are experienced in this field and that they can give you the best advice. Look for reviews and patient testimonials and look at the type of straightening treatments they can offer.
BOOK A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS AND FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR PERFECT SMILE! CALL 01425 615080 or CLICK HERE TO START YOUR STRAIGHT TEETH JOURNEY TODAY.
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