With the variety of braces now available, an increasing number of us are seeking to improve the health and appearance of our teeth. Correcting issues such as spacing, alignment, and bite problems brings about life-changing benefits.
Straighter teeth are easier to clean
Unnatural gaps between your teeth become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which then turns to plaque and places you at risk of developing gum disease. By addressing widely spaced, misaligned, and crowded teeth, you will find your brushing and flossing routine becomes much more effective.
Braces can change the shape of your face
Underbite – An underbite can cause your chin to protrude. By treating an underbite, the overall features of the face soften and the mouth is transformed to be a more aesthetic focal point.
Open bite – This is characterised by the mouth appearing stretched and in very serious cases, an open bite can stop the mouth completely closing. It is a particularly noticeable problem from the side profile, as the ailment causes the upper lip to protrude. Orthodontic intervention can correct the alignment problem and restore a more natural appearance to the mouth.
Overbite – An overbite is a common alignment problem that causes the upper lip to jut out and the cheeks to appear sunken. Braces can alter the way your jaw and teeth fit together and in turn, create symmetry across the lower half of the face.
Crooked teeth – Even minor corrections can make a huge difference when it comes to your tooth alignment. Braces tackle directional and spacing issues so that you can feel confident about your smile each time you open your mouth.
An aligned smile can do wonders for your confidence
Increased confidence is arguably the most important benefit cited in this article. It’s a cliché that when we feel good on the outside, we feel good on the inside but it is true. Orthodontic issues can prevent you from wanting to smile around colleagues, friends, and family and consequently this affects your body’s level of serotonin release (the chemical responsible for well-being). With this in mind, orthodontic treatment is a long-term investment into your happiness as well as your health.
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