Why opt for orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics in Weybridge are no longer solely the preserve of teenagers and young people. Today, people of all ages are choosing to have their teeth straightened. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer lots of choice when it comes to correcting misaligned teeth, including traditional braces, aligners and everything in between.

What are misaligned teeth?

The alignment of the teeth means the way in which the lower and upper teeth fit together. For a lucky few, the teeth are aligned very evenly. However, many people find that their teeth are slightly crooked, overcrowded or protruding. In days gone by, if treatment for misalignment was not given when a person was young, they simply had to tolerate a less than perfect smile as an adult. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. In addition, there is a whole host of benefits that come with having the teeth straightened aside from the cosmetic.

Clean with ease

Teeth that are crooked or overcrowded are much more difficult to keep clean. This is because they often have areas that are hard to reach. The result of this is that plaque and other debris can build up in these hidden areas, causing a high risk of decay and likelihood of the person developing bad breath.

Teeth that are straight can be thoroughly cleaned easily, as the bristles of the toothbrush can get all around the teeth to remove any bits of food and early signs of plaque. It is easier to floss straight teeth, which also promotes good oral health.

Boost confidence

Many people find that if they don’t feel good about their smile, their confidence is not as high as it should be. This can mean that socialising, finding love and climbing the career ladder are all affected and a person is not able to reach their full potential. Having the teeth straightened can be transformative when it comes to confidence and self-esteem, and that can translate to greater success and happiness in all areas of life.

Chewing is a breeze

When a person has misaligned teeth, chewing can be fraught with difficulty. Chewing and biting can both be problematic, involving greater use of muscles and the teeth clashing with each other. This can result in deterioration of the enamel of the teeth. When this occurs, the teeth can become discoloured, sensitive and even painful.

Protect health in general

People who have straight teeth are much less likely candidates for gum disease. Gum disease can result in tooth loss, and it can also have an impact on a person’s general health. People who suffer from gum disease in the long term are at much greater risk of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and dementia.

Protect the jaw

People who have misaligned teeth can suffer from teeth grinding, jaw pain and clenching. This can cause a lot of discomfort and can even be a source of very painful headaches due to the strain. Getting the teeth straightened can resolve all these issues and help the patient to feel much more relaxed in general. A straightening treatment can also protect the health of the jawbone. If you think that orthodontics in Weybridge may be suitable for you, get in contact with us and we will aim to answer all of your questions.