Your smile is one of the first things others will see and whether it be in a social or professional context, if you are unhappy with your smile your emotional wellbeing can take a knock.
- Poorly aligned teeth can be difficult to clean – one of the less obvious benefits of treating poorly aligned teeth is that they become easier to clean and floss. Food particles become easily lodged in unnatural gaps in your mouth, which creates a breeding ground for bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar. If left untreated, this could develop into gum disease. Misaligned teeth can prevent you from being able to undergo certain treatments (for example, cosmetic treatments such as tooth whitening and veneers); you may have to wait until your teeth are straight and healthy before you can consider having these kind of treatments.
- Investment in your confidence and wellbeing – your social six (the teeth that are visible to others when you smile) can cause you some embarrassment if they are crooked or misaligned and you may find yourself reluctant to smile. Although the treatment period may seem daunting, once your teeth are straight, they are straight for life and many patients find their confidence in their smile is restored.
- The range of options are better than ever before – unlike the days of the past when clunky metal braces were the only available option for patients, you can now choose ‘invisible’ braces models that make minimal changes to your appearance throughout the treatment period, incorporating a highly aesthetic design.
- Orthodontic treatment doesn’t always mean a long treatment period – Park Lane offer short and long term orthodontic treatment options, so if you have a minor to moderate ailment that is mainly aesthetic, you don’t necessarily have to commit to braces that take 12-24 months to make a difference. One of the recent brace models in modern orthodontics that continue to evolve are clear fixed braces which are aesthetic (the brace hardware is clear-coloured) and can move your teeth into a desired position in as little as 6 months.
Are you looking to have orthodontic treatment in 2018? Speak to our team here at Park Lane, who can advise you on the type of treatment that suits your priorities and needs.