Getting your teeth straightened is the fastest growing trend within cosmetic dentistry for adults. Everyone is having it! So should you have it? And why? As a generation, we are much more invested in self-improvement, and not just for the cosmetic benefit. Also for the health benefits.
The prospect of having your teeth straightened, or orthodontics as it is commonly known as, can be a daunting prospect. There are many reasons why people decide to have their teeth straightened. From aesthetics to self-esteem issues and problems with eating and speaking.
The way we look!
Aesthetics is the most common reason for having orthodontic treatment. The same kind of social stigmas aren’t associated with wearing braces as they may have once been. It’s trendy, and we want to look and feel our best selves – a bit like Pilates but for our teeth! In line with the change in mindsets within us, the dental industry has evolved to meet this surge in demand. We now have more options than ever before to straighten our teeth and the best part is that they are affordable.
If you have an overbite or underbite or your teeth do not fit together correctly or appear crooked. Then orthodontics could be the solution for you. A lot of adults feel they look older than they really are because they feel their smile doesn’t match their age. A lot of the time this is down to poor alignment of the teeth and sometimes it is also down to gum recession which can make teeth appear longer than they normally would be.
Reason 1: It’s obvious…straighter teeth!
Okay – that one was obvious. We get straighter teeth. It can change the way we look, eat, and it is easy.
Reason 2: It can change the way we feel.
Invisalign participated in a study in 2016. Revealing that 9 out of 10 adults in the US who underwent teeth-straightening felt having straight teeth contributed to their overall sense of confidence. Almost 30% said it helped them achieve a personal goal. It can also have an anti-ageing effect on our appearance. More and more older people are investing in it than ever before.
Reason 3: It reduces the chances of you suffering from jaw problems
Crooked teeth and misaligned jaws can lead to problems with eating and the way you chew your food. As well as have a damaging effect on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By correcting the way your teeth are aligned, concerns such as overbites and underbites can be overcome. Which in turn can prevent long-term problems with your TMJ. It reduces the likelihood of headaches, jaw pain from grinding and other such complaints.
Reason 4: It can improve your oral hygiene.
It is harder to clean crooked teeth.
Crooked teeth are more likely to develop tooth decay.
Gum disease is more prevalent in patients with crooked teeth.
So, in a nutshell, straighter teeth are easier to clean and less likely to suffer from problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Because we effectively reduce the build-up of plaque and bacteria in hard-to-reach places – they all become much easier to reach!
Reason 5: It could save you money
This is a strange one – I know you may spend money on the treatment. In the long run it will save you money, and painful treatment. By having cleaner teeth, you are less likely to need fillings, gum disease treatment or extractions. Which would all come at great emotional and financial cost.
So that’s 5 great reasons to have straighter teeth
At Cambridge Dental, we offer both clear aligner systems, like Invisalign, as well as fast-acting clear brace systems, like Six Month Smiles. You do not need traditional orthodontic treatment to get the smile you always wanted. They are much more cost and time effective. (And you do not have to suffer the embarrassment of ‘train tracks’.)
If you want straighter teeth, and to enjoy all of the above benefits. Then get in touch with our team today and ask to book in for a smile consultation. Our dentists can go over the different treatment options with you and help you decide how to get the Cambridge Smile.
And remember, we have a number of different options to offer you when it comes to paying for your treatment. Including interest-free finance – we can help you spread the cost of treatment over a period of time at no extra cost to you – that might be Reason 6!