Braces are no longer the unsightly, uncomfortable orthodontic devices they once were. Nowadays, there are lots of options for you and your smile – and tons of advantages to having them, too. Today, we’ll look at some common concerns that braces can fix. You may be surprised just how incredible these bits of dental apparatus really are!
1. Wonky teeth
It’s a common complaint amongst our patients – teeth that just aren’t properly aligned. Whether it’s one or two wonky teeth, a whole row, or both sets, braces can help. Treatment slowly adjusts the positioning of the teeth over time, leaving you with a straightened smile you won’t want to hide.
2. Bite concerns
There are lots of bite issues that can occur in our dental patients. Sometimes, these can evolve from bad habits – thumb sucking at a young age, for example. But, sometimes it’s just a case of running in families or simply it’s in your genes. Braces can often correct:
- Overbite: overlapping top teeth
- Underbite: overlapping bottom teeth
- Crossbite: crossing of the top and bottom teeth
- Open bite: where the teeth don’t meet properly
In turn, this can reduce concerns like tooth and gum wear over time, as well as lessen instances of headaches and TMJ.
3. Gaps in the smile
Is your smile more of a toothy grin, with unsightly spaces or food constantly getting stuck in your smile? Aside from the oral health concerns about trapped food and bacteria, gap teeth can seriously undermine your confidence. Luckily, braces can help.
4. Poor oral health
Through many tooth misalignment concerns, patients can experience poor oral health, either because of trapped food, or simply because certain teeth are hard to reach or clean between properly. Spacing them evenly can therefore make brushing and flossing easier, leaving your smile sparklingly healthy.
5. Lack of confidence
To finish off, we’ll elaborate on one of the biggest smile benefits – your self-esteem. Correcting misaligned teeth can help you smile again and feel much more confident in yourself. And, you’ll be able to eat all the foods you’ve been missing out on, like if you’ve had trouble with your bite or found food constantly got stuck in your smile. In short, you’re free to be you again.
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We’d love to help achieve your dream smile near Manchester. Get in touch with our expert dentists to find out more.