For many of us, our smile is considered one of our best facial features. But not all of us may feel the same way about our teeth. If you have noticed some imperfections, have some dental concerns such as crooked or crowded teeth or have a gap you would like to close, you may want to consider investing in orthodontic treatment to help you achieve the smile you desire.
The Benefits Of Having Orthodontic Treatment
There are many benefits that come with straightening teeth. Crooked or crowded teeth can make proper dental care more difficult to achieve as you would be unable to brush and/or floss in between your teeth properly. By straightening your teeth, you will find it easier to clean and maintain, ensuring that your teeth remain healthier for longer.
Failure to clean your teeth thoroughly can increase the chances of bacteria build-up and plaque, which can lead to gum disease. You may not realise it, but having crooked and/or crowded teeth can also affect your speech, which is why you may notice that your speech improves and becomes clearer once you straighten your teeth.
You may not realise it, but having issues with your bite (for example, an overbite or an underbite) can have an impact on your digestion. This is because you may not be able to bite and chew your food properly, which can lead to further issues such as indigestion and bloating.
Another benefit of having orthodontic treatment is the boost in confidence that it gives. If you have been unhappy with your teeth for a number of years, you will find that correcting any dental issues you may have a positive effect on your self confidence.
What Orthodontic Treatment Options Are Available For Me?
So you have decided to go ahead and straighten your teeth, but you are now unsure of what treatment to go for. Thanks to the advancements in dental technology, there are now more orthodontic treatment options than ever before that can help you on your journey to achieving straighter teeth and a better smile.
Alongside the popular fixed orthodontic treatment known as traditional metal braces, other teeth-straightening options include lingual braces, clear braces and Invisalign. Invisalign London is a popular choice, particularly with adults looking to straighten their teeth as they are practically invisible. Treatment with Invisalign is also favoured amongst adult patients as they are removable, meaning that you can take off the aligners to eat and drink as normal and maintain your oral care regime.
If you decide to go for Invisalign, you will also have the option to have the aligners sent to your house, making them a flexible treatment option as you will not always be required to physically go to the dental clinic. Instead, there is an app available for all patients, which allows you to upload your progress throughout your treatment. With the app, you can also speak with dental professionals and seek advice should you have any issues with the treatment.