Regardless of your age, being told you need
braces after visiting the dentist can seriously knock you off guard. Images of
large, unattractive braces flash through your mind and usually, by the time you
have walked to the end of the driveway outside the surgery, you have decided if
you want to undergo the treatment.
are exceedingly common in dentistry, with over 200,000 people in the UK wearing
them at any given time, they are also unpopular with adolescents and adults who
would ultimately benefit from having them fitted.
If you have a career or are just conscious
about the way you look, of course, the idea of having braces fitted can seem
But there are many benefits to havingbraces
fitted that you might not have thought of.
braces are the same
Before you say an outright ‘no’ to your
dentist about the treatment, consider that with advances in dentistry, braces
have evolved far beyond the large, metal type that is fitted on the front of
Indeed, there are many forms of braces
available on the market, and depending on how much work is required, you may be
able to achieve your straight smile without the use of larger braces.
Sounds obvious, but the reason dentists
recommend braces to help straighten teeth is because they work.
Even the old style, metal braces have proven
their worth over the years in correcting alignment issues and straightening
crooked teeth. If you can wear a clear
brace, you may be surprised at how effective these are at reversing bad
alignment, crowding or issues with noticeable gaps.
If you have crooked teeth, a misaligned bite
or overlapping teeth, this can make cleaning your teeth more challenging.
Simply put, you will probably miss areas in your mouth with your dental routine
that accumulate plaque which can lead to both gum disease and gingivitis.
Correcting these issues will improve the
overall hygiene in your mouth and keep your teeth looking their best.
How on earth can braces strengthen gums?
As the teeth are now being moved into their
correct angle in the tooth socket, the gum line can hold on to them better,
securing them within the socket and stopping them from wobbling or moving. This
also strengthens the teeth, as once the gums hold them in their correct
position, this allows for a stronger bite and can even improve issues with
improve your confidence
Maybe not directly after having them fitted
but in the long term, people who have had braces report higher levels of
confidence in their smile and overall appearance.
Many celebrities have undergone dental work
and now flaunt their perfect teeth with an enviable level of confidence; why
wouldn’t you want to do the same? Getting braces fitted is a common procedure
and will certainly help your confidence later in life.