Few patients draw a relation between the health and function of their teeth and the overall quality of life they experience. The fact is that good dental health plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy physical body and psychosocial wellbeing.
When in pain because of a poor oral health issue or difficulties in masticatory (biting and chewing) or speech function, this can have an adverse impact on a person’s ability to carry out their daily duties. They may not be able to eat, sleep, speak or work, and as a result of these challenges, life quality is reduced.
Orthodontics is a special area of dentistry that is devoted to correcting the alignment of teeth to improve health and function as well as dental appearance. For patients experiencing pain due to misalignment of teeth or bite, consulting an orthodontist Liverpool for appropriate dental care can dramatically improve the quality of life they live.
At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer the services of a highly qualified and well-experienced orthodontist Liverpool to provide patients with excellent orthodontic care. Read on to find out what our orthodontist Liverpool can do to help improve quality of life.
Benefits of orthodontic care
Orthodontic treatment involves the use of an specially-designed appliance that sits on teeth and gently manipulates them into desirable positions. Traditionally this device was one made of metal materials that were permanently attached to teeth. The orthodontic appliance range has widened to include removal tray-based braces made of intuitive, clear, medical-quality plastic material.
Helps to improve a patient’s dental aesthetics
Wearing braces (traditional or modern) can help improve the look of teeth. Gaps in teeth, overcrowding, or crooked teeth can make a smile look unsightly which is why many adult patients with these oral situations choose to see an orthodontist to give them better-looking smiles.
Helps to improve teeth function
The main function of teeth is to grind food down for effective digestion. When the bite is not in proper alignment, this can impede proper teeth function and create eating difficulties. An experienced orthodontist can determine which type of orthodontic device can best improve a patient’s bite situation, so that they are able to eat without discomfort.
Helps to protect the health and integrity of teeth
Patients may not be aware of this fact, but when teeth are overcrowded or out of alignment, maintaining dental hygiene is quite a challenge. With overcrowding, there is no proper spacing for toothbrush bristles or floss to get in between them.
Teeth misalignment issues can create awkward places in the dental arch that also makes it impossible for toothbrush bristles or floss thread to target bits of food stuck between teeth. Braces work to reposition teeth so that they are once more in natural positions which makes cleaning teeth easier to accomplish.
Overcrowding and teeth misalignment adds to another concern – weakening tooth structure. These oral situations place undue stress on affected teeth and can lead to premature wear and tear. By correcting these issues, a patient can protect the integrity of their dentition.
The best way to know if you can benefit from orthodontic help is with a professional consultation. Why not schedule one today with a friendly experienced dental practitioner at our dental studio?