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The benefits of teeth straightening

The benefits of teeth straightening

Teeth straightening Marylebone is beneficial for many different reasons. To begin with, undergoing dental realignment will improve the appearance of your smile which can help with your self-confidence. As an adult, teeth straightening Marylebone can also help restore youthfulness and attract positive attention. Teeth straightening Marylebone will encourage you to smile more often which exudes positivity to others, but also releases endorphins and neurotransmitters which improve your mood and wellbeing. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and are looking for ways to address this issue then speak to our highly experienced orthodontist in London, Mary Lo, to find out about teeth straightening and the different options that are available for you.

Better dental hygiene

Next, teeth straightening helps promote better dental hygiene. This is because teeth that are straight and symmetrical are easier to clean. Your toothbrush is able to reach more nooks and crannies of your teeth and you can floss between your teeth quickly and simply to remove any lingering bacteria or food particles. If your teeth are crooked, overlapping or wonky then your toothbrush will not be able to reach as much surface area of your teeth, which means that bacteria and food particles will remain in the mouth. Your floss may not slide as easily between your teeth either, which will again result in increased bacteria in the mouth.

This can cause a range of dental health complications. If bacteria and food particles remain in your mouth this results in the formation of plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky layer on your teeth which attracts further bacteria and can result in the development of cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. If you straighten your teeth sooner rather than later with our orthodontist in London, then you will be able to look after your teeth more effectively and therefore reduce the chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease in the future. If you are prone to plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth then teeth straightening could be the ideal solution for you.

Less damage with wear and tear

Teeth straightening also helps to reduce wear and tear of your teeth. If your teeth are crooked or wonky then there is an increased likelihood of wear and tear, because your teeth are more likely to collide and rub against each other. You are also more likely to grind your teeth, resulting in gradual damage to the enamel which can result in chips and cracks in the teeth. Protruding teeth are also more prone to damage, for example if you trip or fall you are more likely to break your teeth. In comparison if you undergo teeth straightening and your teeth are neatly aligned then they are less prone to damage or wear and tear, and hopefully they will remain stronger and intact for longer.

Speak to our orthodontist today and find out more about teeth straightening. There are different types of braces to suit your individual dental requirements and your personal preferences. By carrying out a thorough assessment we will be able to help you decide which type of braces are most suitable for you. The sooner you begin orthodontic treatment the quicker you can enjoy the results, so speak to us today to find out more.