An attractive smile is a physical attribute many people wish to achieve. It was Charlie Chaplin, after all, who said that smiling makes life worthwhile.
Studies show, however, that about half of the UK population are unsatisfied with the appearance of their teeth, the dissatisfaction commonly associated with a crooked smile. For the most part, this is why orthodontics exists.
Orthodontists help patients achieve the smile that they want by providing teeth-straightening treatments that address their alignment concerns. Teeth-straightening procedures have been around since the 18th century and their goal was to gently and gradually move the teeth into their ideal position and alignment.
Years of research has helped orthodontists around the world provide high-quality teeth-straightening treatments. Diana Dental is one of the leading practices in the UK offering top-tier cosmetic dental services, ensuring that you are on the road to an attractive smile.
We understand that some patients may be hesitant to get what they want and need for their teeth. Here are three of the best reasons why addressing your teeth’s alignment is an excellent move:
You Will Feel Better About Yourself
The most straightforward benefit of a teeth-straightening treatment is its physical and mental impact on you. Just like a good-fitting dress or a well-tailored suit, a beautiful smile offers a boost in confidence. As dentists, we find delight in seeing our patient’s self-confidence transform with a simple realignment procedure or even a six-month-long orthodontic treatment.
Although having straight teeth will not magically land you your dream job, your improved self-confidence will definitely do you wonders. When you are happy with the way you look, you can feel like you can conquer the world.
You Will Have a Healthier Mouth
Many of us are quick to assume that getting an orthodontic treatment is nothing more than a cosmetic concern. While straighter teeth do make a massive contribution to giving you a beautiful smile, alignment procedures also have astounding oral health benefits.
Misaligned teeth, or malocclusions, are common but may cause serious problems if untreated. There are varying forms of malocclusion, including cross bites, open bites, wide gaps, deep bites, excessive overjet and overcrowding. Due to the increased difficulty of cleaning the teeth and reaching between the gaps, misalignments can increase risk of bacterial build-ups, gum problems or even tooth decay.
After a teeth-straightening procedure, it will be easier for you and your dentist to clean your teeth. The risk of developing complicated dental issues is reduced, so is your need for invasive treatments in the future.
You Will Be Healthier, in General
The mouth is a pathway to several parts of the body. Dental health professionals emphasise the importance of dental hygiene in maintaining overall health. With crooked teeth, you are vulnerable to gum disease or infections that may have serious implications on your body.
From your gums, oral bacteria can enter your bloodstream and wreak havoc in the inner lining of blood vessels and the brain. A teeth-straightening treatment will minimise these bacterial threats, contributing to a better overall health.
Diana Dental has been helping patients at Stroke on Trent achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Our range of teeth-straightening treatments includes Invisalign, Fast Clear Braces and more. Browse our website for more information or call us today to set an appointment.