When you are told by your dentist that you need braces, you wouldn’t be the only person in the world to feel slightly deflated or worried about it.
Even though it is one of the most common procedures performed at dental surgeries around the world, many patients feel apprehensive when they come for orthodontics in Liverpool with our dental team.
While we understand why wearing braces is not the most popular dental treatment, our team of dental professionals at Liverpool Smile Studio want to highlight the top 5 reasons you should say yes to orthodontics in Liverpool and the long-term benefits of wearing aligners.
While you may be an avid brusher and flosser of your pearly whites, if your teeth are crowded, crooked or slightly misaligned, then brushing them correctly and thoroughly can be difficult. Although many dentists advocate the cosmetic benefits of wearing a brace, improved hygiene is another common reason why people undertake orthodontics in Liverpool with our team.
Even with an electric toothbrush, there is a challenge to cleaning misaligned teeth, allowing bacteria to accumulate and potentially cause cavities to form, which also increases the risk of gum disease.
When your teeth are misaligned, you bite may be impacted. This can cause overuse of certain teeth and under-use of others, meaning there is an asymmetry in the wear.
Worn down teeth are prone to easier breakage, cracks and sensitivity. As a brace can straighten malocclusions, your teeth will become more even, and in turn, will prevent excessive wear.
Reduces risk of injury
As unusual as it sounds, if your teeth are out of line due to a prominent over or underbite, and if you were unlucky enough to experience a fall or trauma, then you are more likely to receive an injury to your lips, tongue or facial tissue around the mouth.
As braces can correct an under or overbite easily, this is a better option than receiving injuries to your tongue, especially if you play a lot of contact sports.
Makes other treatments easier
No one knows what the future holds and if at some point you want to have a bit of dental cosmetic work done, this is obviously easier if your teeth are straight and symmetrical.
Even simple procedures like whitening can become a bit more complicated if you have dental crowding, so it is always a benefit to undertake any straightening procedures before you try to have any cosmetic work completed.
How could we overlook the confidence boost?
Although many braces may be visible and cause you to feel under confident in the short term, in the long term however, you will gain a beautiful straight, symmetric smile that will last a lifetime and make your confidence soar.
Come along to Liverpool Smile Studio today for your free orthodontic consultation today and let’s get you the straight smile you deserve.