Benefits of orthodontic
London dentist Dr Helia Barbeito has years orthodontic experience and she explains how straightening your teeth can have health benefits too.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Everyone appreciates the importance of a winning smile. It makes a pleasing appearance, promotes self-esteem and is valuable to social and career success.
Nice, straight teeth are the core of a great looking smile and millions of people worldwide go to great lengths to ensure that their teeth, as well as the teeth of their children, are straight and well aligned.
But did you realize that having properly aligned teeth provides more benefits than simply a beautiful smile? Straight teeth are easier to clean and that can make them more resistant to decay and less susceptible to gum disease and tooth loss.
With straight teeth it is easier to:
- Maintain proper oral functions related to chewing , breathing and speech
- Correct improper jaw relationships and reduce stress on chewing muscles and joints
There are a number of different options available for people who want to straighten their teeth and achieve a great smile. These include; traditional braces, Invisalign (invisible braces).
Whilst each option has its benefits there might be one solution that is better for you, depending on your teeth and jaw structure. These solutions should also fit in with your lifestyle.
If you are considering teeth straightening, have a chat with your Dentist who can advise you. No matter when your teeth are realigned or how it is done (braces or invisalign), it’s important to understand that the benefits offered by properly aligned teeth go far beyond aesthetics.
Dr Helia works in London Soho and Holborn. She is trained in Invisalign and orthodontics.
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