When we at Weybridge Orthodontics ask patients what they know about orthodontic treatment, many are quick to point out that straightening teeth has a positive effect on improving the look of a smile. Enhancing the look of a less-than-pleasing smile has become one of the foremost reasons to consider orthodontics Weybridge.
While we applaud a patient’s desire to straighten their smiles, we know that teeth alignment treatment goes far beyond that of aesthetic value.
Misaligned or crooked teeth can pose many other problems than just an unbecoming smile. Patients may be surprised to learn that these other problems can include: speech impediments, masticatory (biting and chewing) challenges, headaches and the greater risk of teeth becoming damaged. Dentists rely on orthodontics Weybridge to correct all the issues above AND give patients an aesthetically–pleasing aligned smile.
We take a look at a few top reasons to opt for orthodontics Weybridge.
Reason to choose orthodontics
- Healthier teeth
This may be a lesser-known (among patients) benefit to straightening teeth, and yet, it is an all-important benefit. Teeth that are in perfect alignment (in their correct position in the dental arch) makes it easier for toothbrush bristles and floss to reach in between the spaces to remove tiny food particles and teeth-destroying bad bacteria. Patients will also find that they spend less time brushing and flossing as these oral health duties become easier to do.
- Desirable self-confidence
Why is confidence such a desirable personality trait? For the simple reason that the rewards of confidence can reach into every sphere of a person’s life. Without confidence, a person may not have the self-assurance to take the step of applying for a job, or, they feel too shy to make friends because of how they look – for confidence is directly tied to being deemed attractive.
- Healthier body
Poor oral health arising from inadequate oral hygiene practice is not restricted to the mouth area only. In fact the development of gum disease caused by the accumulation of plaque puts at risk the health of the rest of the body too. The presence of gum disease, especially if left untreated, makes it highly likely that bacterial infections can enter the bloodstream and reach vital organs like the heart.
- Ability to enjoy a diverse array of foods
Teeth at risk of decay or damage (both made possible when teeth are not straightened) open up the possibility of tooth loss, whether they are purposefully extracted or fall out of their own accord or are knocked out (as in the case with protruding teeth). Tooth loss has a major adverse impact on the quality of life a patient lives. When teeth are kept in alignment, this increases the chance of a lifelong service of natural teeth, the patient is able to look after their nutrition by eating a wide variety of foods.
Much time and research has been spent in the field of orthodontics that has seen many relatively new teeth straightening techniques and appliances to restore good dental health and function, in addition to great looking smiles. To find out which treatment plan would best benefit your individual situation, get in touch with our friendly front desk team at Weybridge Orthodontics to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our competent and well-experienced dental practitioners.