Not sure if braces and aligners are worth it? Advantages of orthodontics in adulthood

Are you an adult who has had enough of having misaligned or crooked teeth?


If you are, you aren’t alone, but chances are you are less than eager to approach a dental team about wearing a brace or aligner, as you aren’t sure that the wearing of a metal brace will be worth it in the long run.

Well, it is and in this article, our team breaks down the key main benefits of wearing a brace or aligner in adulthood.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we know all about braces and aligners and have made orthodontics Weybridge accessible to thousands of people; improving their oral hygiene, their smile and their confidence. We will always choose the appropriate appliance for you, so you can get the straighter smile you deserve quickly.

How can starting orthodontics Weybridge as an adult help you? Read on to find out!

Clearer speech

The link between misaligned teeth and speech patterns is immense (as where your teeth are located impacts on how your tongue moves) and, should you have a speech impediment in adulthood or suffer from a lisp, there is a good chance that undertaking orthodontics Weybridge will help these issues.

Better oral health

Straighter teeth are easier to clean and when you wear braces you will notice a reduction in plaque and tartar in your mouth.

In turn, this reduces the chances of you developing cavities, gum disease and other dental conditions, all while giving you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Perfect!

Improved general health

As discussed in the last point, there is a link between excess amounts of plaque in your mouth and misalignment of the teeth.

And all that plaque has to go somewhere and is often ingested. This has been linked to cardiovascular issues, a higher chance of developing cancer, strokes or even heart attacks.

As braces straighten your teeth, it is easier for you (and us) to remove plaque, thus making the chances of developing such serious health disorders less likely.

More restful sleep

As odd as it may seem, having misaligned teeth can do more than cause issues with your eating habits.

Many people whose upper and lower jaws do not fit together correctly suffer from nocturnal bruxism; this is where the teeth grind together due to the loosening of the muscles that occurs when we fall asleep.

And so, having teeth that mesh together will reduce the amount you grind your teeth together, allowing you to get a more restful forty winks and to not wake up with neck pain.

Fewer headaches and migraines

It is a saddening fact that many people who have misaligned teeth also suffer frequently from headaches and migraines. This in part is linked to nocturnal grinding and the tension that this creates within the muscles of the face and neck. And as the link between grinding or bruxism and misalignment has been found countless times, when you begin to straighten your teeth, your incidents of grinding will reduce and so will your headaches or migraines.