Discover The True Benefits Of Orthodontics
For most adults visiting a Clacton orthodontist is for the sole purpose of achieving straight teeth and a beautiful smile. As a result they’re often surprised to learn that successful orthodontics can also prevent a variety of long term dental issues, which in the most severe cases, could lead to tooth loss.
What orthodontic treatment does
Orthodontic treatment focuses on ensuring that the teeth are correctly positioned in the mouth and that both the upper and lower arch of teeth come together properly when the mouth is closed. Malocclusion, which is the term used in instances where the top and bottom teeth don’t fit together properly, can cause a variety of dental issues, including:
- Teeth grinding
- Accelerated wear and tear
- Ear ache
- Clicking or pain in the jaw
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
Malocculsion can take on several guises including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other forms of misalignment.
Your Clacton dentist may also recommend orthodontic treatment if your teeth are gapped or if they are overcrowded simple because there is insufficient room in your mouth.
How orthodontic treatment works
Once the only option for straightening teeth and correcting the bite would have been to wear metal braces with wires wrapped around the teeth. Nowadays, most adults choose ceramic braces for the very reason that they’re less visible. Other options include removable braces, clear aligners, lingual braces which fit behind the teeth, and fast braces. Whichever type of brace you choose they all have the same objective, which is to gently move teeth into their correct position so that a straight smile and improved bite is the result.
Benefits of orthodontics
Not feeling conscious about your smile is a great morale booster and will raise your confidence levels and your feelings of self-esteem too. At the same time as improving your looks it will also reap benefits for your dental health too. Teeth that are straight and well-aligned are easier to clean and maintain. In addition, the correction of orthodontic problems can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can in severe cases lead to tooth loss.
Many people consider orthodontic treatment as being for children and teenager, but the fact is that you’re never too old to visit a Clacton orthodontist. Modern advancements such as less visible braces coupled with affordable payment plans, has meant that we’re seeing more adults than ever before seeking help with their bothersome smile. If you’re unhappy about your smile then we can help. Why not call Clacton Dental Care today on 01255 221001 and book a consultation. Alternatively you can book online at www.clactondentalcare.co.uk. We’ll soon get you smiling again.