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The Benefit of Straight Teeth

The benefit of having straight teeth.

Straight to the point!

The benefits of having your teeth straight and correctly aligned can often be misconstrued as just an aesthetic movement. However we hope to show you that teeth or more than the mechanical instruments used to break down the fuel for our bodies. Teeth, those small and yet marvellously placed pieces of bone, have a much more beneficial job to our health than that. Furthermore straight teeth are most beneficial our physical and mental health. A prominent feature such as your smile, can convey happiness, allows the pronunciation of speech and breakdown food.

Health benefits of having straight teeth that we may have not realised are;

When teeth are too widely spaced or crowded, they often become inflamed and red. These characteristics not only look bad, they’re a sign of periodontal disease. Straightening your teeth helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, creating the strongest defence against periodontal problems.

Crowded teeth are much more difficult to floss, which can lead to plaque build up and eventually tooth decay & gum disease.
A bigger thought of your overall health is your mental health. Studies have shown that having a better-looking smile increases the amount you smile, which in turn leads to various health benefits, including lower stress and improved cognition.
Crowded bottom teeth often cause one or more teeth to jut out, which rub against the upper teeth. Over time, this leads to an inefficient chewing function and can cause undue wear to tooth enamel.

The common myths of the crooked teeth

Common myths around the source of crooked teeth show that many believe they may be hereditary? A genetic make-up? Or just simple bad luck.
The truth is that Crooked teeth CAN be hereditary but other factors can also cause your teeth to become crooked. These could start in early age such as thumb sucking, or tongue thrusting, which are commonly known to contribute to crooked teeth. Anything that is deemed to be applying a consistent pressure to your teeth. They may seem like they are sat permanently in situ, but teeth are as easily moved around just like any other bone. Missing teeth are also another factor for the gap created by a missing tooth allows all the other existing teeth to move into the space causing them to shift or rotate in the process.
Crooked teeth can be embarrassing, but that’s the least of your worries, crooked teeth can lead to further dental problems that can affect your dental health.

Which then puts you at the risk of creating a build-up of plaque and dental tartar which can lead too tooth decay and Gum disease .

This in turn can cause chewing problems, strain the jaw muscles and lead to cracked and even broken teeth.
We have 28 teeth to be able to house in our mouths, that’s 28 little pieces of bone that are looking to fill an enclosed space within our mouths and sometimes its just not possible for everyone to get on nicely.
Then we have to think about our extra teething gift we may receive in the form of the wisdom tooth (thank all your lucky stars if you manage to escape such delights) , and lets face it, when you get a painful set that causes you nothing but issues, you know the last thing it is offering you is a bout of wisdom.
You can get up to 4 wisdom teeth all wanting a space in teeth street both upstairs AND downstairs. Which means you’re having to cater for THIRTY TWO teeth.
This is where we must realise what the best course of action is to house everyone in an orderly manner, that makes beneficial movement not only your mouth to be able to function properly, but to be able to move through life with no tooth issues cropping up all the time.
When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems.
Therefore, the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. Straightening your teeth can significantly affect your overall dental health.
Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one – Having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand – Benefits of having straight teeth will inevitably lead to Healthier Teeth and Gums

Our teeth go to work everyday

Your teeth in the end will determine what happens between your mouth and digestion, your teeth theoretically work for you.
They are the most subjected to the elements, no other bones in our body are visible and so prominent.
And when you think of it like that, If you were offering a service of similar kind, you would also want to be looked after.

How can i achieve such straightness, even later on in age?

Commonly there are two types of braces;
  • An invisible (tooth coloured) wire with clear brackets, a technologically advanced system to straighten your teeth safely and gently. It works quickly, its aesthetically pleasing and its very affordable from £96/month.
  • An alternative option are clear aligners which you take in and out your mouth. Also known as Invisalign, this option is even more invisible but can take slightly longer to straighten your teeth.
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