Getting dental braces can be a daunting prospect. Not only is it a fairly long commitment financially, it also requires patience and can occasionally be uncomfortable.

However, there are many benefits of getting orthodontic treatment, and a few months of treatment can go a long way in giving you straight, healthy teeth for years to come. Here are just a few benefits of orthodontics.

Firstly, getting straight teeth can be a very significant confidence boost for many patients. It’s not unusual for people to get teased about their teeth, which can leave very real psychological trauma and make them self conscious about very basic things like smiling. Orthodontic treatment can solve this problem by improving self-acceptance and general well being.

In addition, getting straight teeth can go a long way to helping with basic oral hygiene. A straight dentition means you are less prone to injury or tooth decay. One reason for this is that it’s far easier to brush your teeth and remove bacteria when your teeth are aligned.

A straight smile also means the force distribution is evenly distributed across your teeth when you bite, which means you’ll be less likely to wear particular teeth out. By contrast, dental crowding can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

In more severe cases, having bad teeth can cause problems with eating and speaking. Crooked or crowded teeth, as well as teeth that have wide gaps between them can sometimes make it tricky to speak and eat comfortably. By contrast, when your teeth are straight and well-aligned, you are able to chew your food effectively and speak with clarity and confidence.

Ultimately, orthodontics is a treatment which you’ll benefit from for a lifetime. Not only will you have a beautiful, confident smile, but healthier teeth and gums too.

Need orthodontic treatment? Get in touch today and book a free consultation with Sensu.