Improving the positioning and alignment of your teeth has more than just aesthetic benefits. Straightening teeth helps to make them easier to clean, in turn helping you to keep them healthy and strong for life.
A lot of people still picture metal train-track braces when they hear such words as “orthodontics” or “orthodontist”. These braces are still used as a matter of routine in NHS orthodontic treatment for children and teenagers, but are not viewed as being compatible with professional adult lifestyles.
Fortunately, modern orthodontics has seen rapid advances in treatment options over the past few decades, meaning that there are a number of much more subtle solutions to tooth alignment issues now available. Denchic Dental Spa in North London offers both clear, removable aligners and discreet fixed braces for straightening adults’ teeth.
Both braces and aligners boost your oral hygiene. It is easier to brush and floss straight teeth properly, meaning that dental plaque is less likely to build up. Plaque causes bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth discolouration, so it is very important to avoid.
Depending on your current dental situation and on the type and amount of correction you need, discreet orthodontic treatment can also improve your bite – that’s how your jaws meet together – making it easier to bite and chew food whilst reducing excessive wear and tear on specific teeth.
In some cases, bruxism (night-time tooth clenching) and jaw problems can be helped with orthodontic treatment. This will depend on a number of circumstances, and will be discussed in detail by your dentist or orthodontist before your treatment begins.
When your front teeth protrude, they are more at risk of accidental damage through trips and falls. By using an appliance such as the Inman Aligner (a single use, fast-acting aligner that can often work in a matter of weeks rather than months) to bring these teeth into better alignment, you can help to minimise the risk of them being chipped, broken, or otherwise damaged.
Being proud of your smile is also important to your body image and your confidence. In this respect, tooth straightening treatment can be beneficial to your personal and professional life.