Why Teeth Straightening Is Important?

No longer a teenager? Worried about your teeth? Did you know teeth straightening procedures are no longer limited to teenagers? If you are looking for straighter teeth and to improve your smile, teeth straightening procedures can be completed no matter what your age provided your teeth and gums are healthy.

There are a number of benefits to straightening your teeth and these include:

Improve your oral hygiene

Teeth straightening procedures can help to improve your bite, smile and overall oral health. By straightening your teeth you will be better able to complete the recommended oral hygiene routine prescribed by our dentist reducing the risk of gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. It is advised that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and use interdental cleaning aids to clean between your teeth where brushing misses once a day. If you suffer with crooked or overcrowded teeth it can be very difficult to effectively clean your teeth and gums fully.

Improve your bite

Braces not only straighten your teeth they can also help to:

  • improve how your teeth meet when you eat and chew
  • reduce jaw pain and discomfort
  • improve crowding or fill gaps caused by missing teeth
  • improve your pronunciation

When considering teeth straightening treatment, your bite must be taken into consideration. There is no point undergoing extensive straightening treatment if you are no longer able to talk, eat and chew in comfort.

Short treatment times and treatments to fit your lifestyle

Depending on your individual case it is possible that treatment may be completed in as little as 3 to 4 months. With the increasing number of teeth straightening procedures available, it is possible for treatment to be completed with very little disruption to your day to day life. New tooth coloured brackets and wires and invisible braces can ensure that treatment is as unobtrusive as possible.

It is also possible with the increase in removable appliances to remove your retainers for important events and to eat and drink. This means that you will be able to still eat a full and varied diet.

Improve your confidence

With treatment complete you will be able to smile, talk and laugh without worrying about your crooked teeth. Who knows what you will be able to achieve!

Here at Benfleet Dental Centre we are able to offer two different teeth straightening procedures and so are able to help treat a number of different oral problems.

Clear Braces–Clear Bracesis a teeth straightening system which uses a series of nearly invisible, removable clear aligners which are custom made for your teeth.As each invisible brace or aligner is replaced, your teeth move gradually week by week until they reach the desired position giving you that straighter, nicer teeth and smile you deserve.Clear Braces are suitable for use on most mild and medium corrections with little need to create additional space to reposition the teeth.Clear Braces can truly transform your smile without disrupting your daily lifestyle as they are comfortable to wear, invisible and easily removable.

Cfast–Cfast is a fast, discreet and affordable treatment to help you smile like a star. Cfast is a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth, that are the most visible when you talk and smile. Cfast uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. The treatment works much like that using clear aligners, but tooth movement is much more predictable and usually more than twice as quick.

Call today on 01702 557766 to book your consultation to find out how the team at Benfleet Dental Centre can help you get straighter teeth today.

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