Modern teeth straightening does not have to mean metal braces. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we offer a number of subtler ways to realign your teeth. If you are interested in teeth straightening treatment, whatever your age, why not join us for an orthodontic consultation?
The issue with standard braces
Braces remain, in many cases, the best way to straighten teeth, giving your dentist or orthodontist maximum control over each tooth’s movement, and producing results that are easy to predict.
However, there is one obvious problem with metal braces, and it is just that: they are very obvious in the mouth, and whilst many children and teenagers see them as a rite of passage during school or college, the thought of having to wear a very noticeable metal appliance for months or even years on end can be enough to put them off seeking treatment.
At our Farnham clinic, we want to emphasise the benefits of teeth straightening whatever your age. Although some discreet orthodontic options are referred to as “cosmetic” braces, there are always additional benefits to be gained – both for your dental and general health.
By straightening your teeth, you make them easier to clean, as misaligned teeth tend to have hard-to-reach gaps where plaque can build up. This can lead to gum disease, which has been linked by some to a range of general health conditions including diabetes and heart disease.
If you have front teeth that protrude, they are at greater risk of accidental damage, whilst correcting issues with your bite ensures the forces generated by biting and chewing are more evenly distributed, and can even help with issues such as night-time tooth grinding.