What are the benefits of straight teeth?

Do you avoid having your photograph taken? Do you cover your mouth with your hand when you smile? Do your crooked teeth knock your confidence? 

If this sounds like you, now could be the perfect time to start your journey to a beautifully straight smile. 

It is a common misconception that it’s too late for adults to get the straight smile of their dreams. There are many teeth straightening treatment options available for adults.

Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, there is now a wide range of teeth straightening treatments to suit all lifestyles. There are many benefits to straightening your smile, and we will discuss these below. 

Boost your confidence

The main reason why people make the decision to straighten their teeth is to boost their confidence. Having a straighter smile can instantly give you the need to show off your teeth. Feeling embarrassed about your crooked smile will be a thing of the past. 

Improve your oral hygiene

It is proven that straight teeth are far easier to keep clean than crooked teeth. Food particles are less likely to get stuck between gaps and overlaps. When carrying out your daily oral hygiene routine, plaque and other debris will be much easier to remove. If you have crooked teeth, there will be hard to reach areas that can’t be cleaned without professional help.

Oral health isn’t only about your teeth. Your gums and soft tissues are just as important. Crooked or protruding teeth can lead to problems with your soft tissues. If you are biting your cheek a lot, this could be because of misaligned teeth. It can cause injuries, leading to discomfort and swelling. 

Reduce the risk of gum disease

Following on from the above point, you will be reducing your risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK. A large amount of the population will suffer from gum disease at some point in their life. Symptoms include swollen and bleeding gums, gum recession and bad breath. If caught and treated early enough, gum disease is reversible with correct oral hygiene care. But, if untreated it will become permanent and lead to tooth loss. 

Less stress on your teeth

Crooked teeth can put unnecessary stress and pressure on certain points of the teeth. These points can become weaker – leading to cracks, chips and even breaks. The enamel can also be worn down at a quicker rate, making the teeth more susceptible to decay. Enamel also protects the internal, more sensitive, layers of the teeth. Straighter smiles have a more even distribution of pressure, meaning your teeth are less likely to become damaged.

What teeth straightening options do we offer at Regent Dental Centre?

At Regent Dental Centre, we offer Cfast and SmileTRU straightening treatments. We find these treatment options suit patients’ different needs and lifestyles, and they both have fantastic results.  

Cfast is a great system if you are wanting to see results quickly for an upcoming occasion. It is a treatment that uses clear orthodontic brackets and wires, meaning it is very discreet. It works to straighten the bottom and top front six teeth. 

SmileTRU is a perfect solution for those who aren’t in so much of a rush to get their new smile. It is a series of removable clear aligners which work to gently guide the teeth into their desired position. These make a great option for those who don’t want to wear fitted braces. However, for the treatment process to be successful, you must wear your clear aligners for the majority of the day. 

To find out more about the teeth straightening options that we offer at Regent Dental Centre in Altrincham, please call us on 0161 941 2143

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