Why You Shouldn’t Delay Having The Orthodontic Treatment You Need
In 2019, factors such as the variety of brace options available, custom treatment plans and aesthetic brace models are just a handful of reasons why the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment continues to rise. If you are on the fence about whether to attend an orthodontics consultation to tackle an orthodontic ailment, here are a few reasons to encourage you.
You’ll have the confidence to smile again
Arguably the most important reason on our list, having the confidence to smile is perhaps the most significant benefit to come from treating issues such as misaligned, crooked and widely spaced teeth as well as bite issues. If you are feeling dissatisfied and unhappy with your smile, you may find that you are anxious every time you open your mouth, affecting relationships at work and with your family and friends. Orthodontic treatment can be life-changing in this respect and although treatment times can be as long as 36 months in severe cases, the long-term benefits are more than worth it.
Varied brace options
One of the main reasons why adults have put off treatment in the past has been down to the limited brace designs available. However, today there are several different designs that offer flexibility when it comes to eating, brushing and aesthetic. A few of examples include:
- Invisalign clear aligners: removable so you have the freedom to eat the diet you’re used to and made from transparent, smooth plastic, giving an aesthetic finish that goes practically unnoticed by others.
- Lingual braces: bonded to the back of your teeth, earning them the reputation of being an ‘invisible’ brace and eliminating any chance of damage to the front tooth surface.
- Ceramic braces: amalgamating the effective mechanics of traditional fixed braces with a discreet design, characterised by clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.
Treating orthodontic issues allows you to clean your teeth more effectively
Misaligned and crooked teeth can pose problems when it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth. Unnatural gaps in your tooth structure will inevitably allow food particles to become lodged in amongst these gaps and transition into plaque and tartar, placing you at risk of gum disease. From a long term point of view, this reduces the chances of needing to spend a large amount of money on complex treatments to deal with serious issues that have occurred as a result of poor oral hygiene caused by crooked teeth.
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