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Why Orthodontics Is about Far More Than Just a Straighter Smile

If you are fed up of having crooked teeth then you might have thought about investigating the possibility of having braces in Southend. It is likely that your primary objective is to get a nicer and more attractive smile which is an extremely good reason for having this treatment. There is no denying that an attractive smile can be a real asset and has helped many people both professionally and personally by boosting their self-esteem and self-confidence.

orthodontist in southendHowever from the point of view of your dentist in Southend, the objective of having a straighter smile is often to help a patient have healthier teeth. If you are sitting on the fence about having orthodontic treatment, then this could be an excellent reason for teeth straightening in Southend because you could be investing in your dental health as well as the appearance of your smile.

Why a Straighter Smile Is a Healthier Smile

If your teeth are quite overlapping or are very overcrowded then you probably struggle to brush and floss properly. Flossing can be a particular problem as it can be hard to get the floss in between teeth that are tightly packed in. Unfortunately, being unable to clean your teeth thoroughly greatly increases your risk of both tooth decay and gum disease. Those contact areas in between your teeth account for approximately one third of your tooth surfaces so it is a real issue if you cannot floss every day.

Orthodontic problems can also cause issues with the way your teeth bite together or occlude. If you have what is called a bad bite, where some of your teeth meet together before others then it can make it difficult for you to chew food properly. In addition, having a bad bite increases the chances of some teeth wearing down before others and the additional stress placed on these teeth can increase the risk of them becoming chipped or fractured.

By correcting all these problems, our orthodontist in Southend can help you enjoy all the benefits of having teeth that look fantastic and which are far healthier.

We Have Both Fixed and Removable Braces

When you come to see our dentist in Southend to find out more about orthodontics, then we will carefully assess your teeth and jaws before recommending a solution that we feel will provide the very best results. We are able to offer our patients both fixed and removable braces, both of which are extremely discreet. Our fixed braces are actually a very good option, using extremely small triangular ceramic brackets that are attached to very thin wires. Once in place they are pretty difficult to see but can provide amazing results, moving both the tooth root and the crown of your tooth the same time so treatment is quicker and more comfortable. Our removable aligners are made from clear plastic and are a very popular option that can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues.

If you are ready to find out how straighter teeth could help improve your smile and your oral health, then why not give Southend Dental Care a call today on 01702 465000.

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