Until recent years, orthodontic treatment has been predominantly associated with younger patients. However, the evolution of brace designs and shorter treatment times means adults are much more attracted to tackling structural issues where their teeth are concerned. If you’re considering having orthodontic treatment but need a bit of extra persuasion, here are a few reasons to encourage you.
Your smile is arguably your most prominent feature and one of the first things other notice about you. When you feel less than confident about your smile, it can stop you smiling altogether and become a source of anxiety every single day. You’d be surprised how much of an impact a healthy-looking and straight smile can benefit you on the inside, and many patients tell us how much of a difference treatment has made to their emotional well-being.
Orthodontic treatment can improve your dental health
Having misaligned teeth can cause a multitude of issues with your dental health and hygiene – problems are not merely cosmetic. Crowded and misaligned teeth can be a huge challenge to brush as they overlap each other. The nooks and crannies created by these unnatural gaps can cause a build up of plaque and tartar, which can then cause gum disease.
Poor tooth structure can also make certain cosmetic dental treatments off limits until teeth are straight; one such example is teeth whitening. If you’re interested in having your teeth whitened, you will need to have straight teeth, so that your dentist can create a proper mould of your teeth. This also applies to veneers, which can only be bonded to straight teeth.
Prevents further structural problems
Orthodontic issues like crowding can affect your overall tooth structure if left untreated for too long. Teeth can start to move into areas of the mouth they ought not to be, causing overlapping and in some cases, tooth loss. The earlier such problems are dealt with, the more straightforward treatment will be.
If you would like more information about the treatment options available to you here at Corner House, please contact our friendly team, who can provide you with more information.