The obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment is the aesthetic difference it can make to your smile. But it doesn’t stop there – orthodontic treatment can influence other aspects of your health and wellbeing – let’s explore some of these below….
Restore confidence in your smile
The phrase ‘social six’ refers to the teeth that are visible to others when you smile and if these are crooked, widely spaced or misaligned your whole facial aesthetic can be affected, as can your confidence. Many people feel reluctant to smile at all when this is the case and correcting orthodontic complications can help to restore confidence in your smile – everyone deserves to have a smile they are proud of!
Straight teeth are easier to clean
Crooked and misaligned teeth are much more difficult to clean than healthy straight teeth without any unnatural gaps. Awkward gaps can become a perfect hiding place for food particles in which to lodge and bacteria to grow, making you susceptible to tooth decay and complications with your gums like recession and gum disease. Invest in your long-term oral health by treating any orthodontic anomalies you may be suffering from.
Improve your bite
Many patients have a less than perfect bite and for most it has no effect on them. Some patient do suffer with their bite especially if the overlap at the front is not good. Imagine eating a ham sandwich and leaving the ham behind! A poor bite may cause you to grind your teeth, causing unnecessary wear and tear. In some cases the lower teeth can be touching the gums behind the top teeth and this could make the gums recede over a long time period, or a tooth may interfere with how the teeth fit together making you shift to one side to comfortably bite. This issues can be improved with orthodontic treatment.
If you would like more information about what orthodontic treatment can offer you, do not hesitate to contact the Park Lane team.