Why should I straighten my teeth?

You should straighten your teeth for health and aesthetic reasons

Not only do straight teeth look better than crooked teeth, they are healthier too. The process for getting straighter teeth is easier than ever because there are now more options. Orthodontic options range from traditional braces to clear aligners.

Health benefits of straighter teeth

Crooked teeth can cause a misaligned bite as well as make it harder to properly brush and floss your teeth. People with crooked teeth are more likely to suffer tooth decay and gum disease because of poor oral hygiene.

Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? Keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy is the best way to prevent gum disease, and increase your chances of maintaining your natural teeth for longer.

Straight teeth help to keep your bite in proper alignment which benefits the health of your jaw. A misaligned bite can cause headaches as well as neck and shoulder pain.

Crooked teeth are more susceptible to being fractured or damaged in an accident or sports injury—especially if any teeth are protruding forward.

Straighten your teeth for a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing look

With so many orthodontic options currently available, getting your teeth straightened has never been easier. At Redlands Gentle Dental Care we offer orthodontic options such as:

  • Traditional braces

The most common orthodontic treatment, traditional braces are much smaller, and more discreet than they used to be.

  • Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are also known as clear braces, or tooth-coloured braces, and are made from a clear ceramic material. This is the more discreet version of traditional braces.

  • Invisalign

Invisalign is a braces-free alternative for straighter teeth. This is the preferred treatment option for patients who are looking to straighten their teeth in a lifestyle-friendly way.

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that allow you to eat and drink without having to worry about damaging or breaking brackets or wires. This treatment option involves fewer visits to the dentist and typically less discomfort than braces.

Straighten your teeth for improved oral health and aesthetics

With modern orthodontic options getting your teeth straightened has never been easier. Nor has it ever been so discreet.  With options like ceramic braces and Invisalign you can receive your orthodontic treatment without drawing too much attention to yourself.

The biggest benefit of getting your teeth straightened is that it can improve your oral health. With straight teeth, a good at-home oral hygiene routine, diet and regular dental check-ups you will give yourself the best chance of keeping your natural teeth for longer.

If you would like more information on straightening your teeth, or to request an appointment, contact Redlands Gentle Dental Care today.

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