How orthodontics relate to the quality of life

Patients commonly associate orthodontics Weybridge with either a functional or cosmetic purpose but, often, these two blend perfectly together to provide many unexpected yet desirable benefits. For instance, we, at Weybridge Orthodontics, are over the moon every time a patient opts for straightening their teeth and finds how easier and quicker cleaning their teeth becomes as opposed to when their teeth were crooked. Such patients also realise that aligning their teeth for better functionality comes with the added benefit of a beautiful looking smile.


Indeed with orthodontics Weybridge, a patient can achieve so much more and improve their quality of life to live a rewarding one. Here, we take a look at some of the ways orthodontics Weybridge has been a game-changer in many patients’ lives.

The many goals of orthodontics

It may not seem so at first, but the result of any orthodontic treatment is quite remarkable. A patient may initially have the intention to correct an overbite but, once the treatment is over and the braces come off, their smile has improved and so has their confidence. Are there any other medical treatments that can claim the same? This is just one of the many countless ways dental practitioners can use teeth straightening appliances to boost the physical, mental, and psychosocial aspects of our lives. Here’s how this works.

We start first with dental function. Both dental function and dental appearance can benefit enormously from having teeth straightened. The improved dental function makes biting, chewing and grinding down food quicker and easier, speech clearer and provides relief from pain. Grinding down food into minute pieces before swallowing aids the digestion process and proper absorption of nutrients resulting in a stronger physical body.

The positive effects of a good dental appearance find their way into other spheres like the mind and emotions. The extent of this positive effect is determined by how much confidence a patient gains by loving the look of their smile.

This confidence can be explained best by looking at confidence as one would currency. The more money one has, the more one can invest in something. Confidence plays a similar role. You need the confidence to gain and deepen friendships and professional relationships and leap at opportunities as they present themselves.

Confidence enables one to live happily on the inside of one’s self. This is psychosocial wellbeing.

In protecting the physical body, teeth alignment plays a role too. The benefits to oral maintenance begin to announce themselves when aligned teeth prove to be less of a fuss to clean. Toothbrush bristles and floss can weave their way more effectively in between teeth to remove bits of food left behind and a cleaner, healthy mouth stands as a protective barrier against bad bacteria and germs from entering the bloodstream.

Looking after your oral health is, in effect, looking after your whole body. This is why patients should always endeavour to choose a suitable dental provider for exceptional care. Opt for a reputable dental clinic, offering quality dental care such as Weybridge Orthodontics.