Looking to improve your smile? Manchester orthodontic treatment can help!
Not everyone is born with the perfect smile. For some people, a crooked smile can have a negative impact on their confidence, while for others, bite problems and other abnormalities can affect the way that food is chewed, which in turn can affect their overall health. Thankfully with a wide range of orthodontic treatment on offer, no one should have to suffer from a less than perfect, fully functioning smile.
The good news is that nowadays, teeth braces aren’t simply confined to metal style braces that we all remember as children. Instead, if you want discreet orthodontics that fit in with your lifestyle, then aligner style treatments such as Invisalign offers a balance of comfort and discretion. Alternatively, if you’re seeking a quick-fix solution then you might want to consider the Inman Aligner. Manchester patients can have straighter teeth in as little as 12 weeks.
Orthodontic treatment – No longer a stigma
Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and/or teenagers. In fact, modern day brace systems can help people of all ages. Yet despite this, one of the leading reasons that adults put up with crooked or misaligned teeth is that they don’t want to be seen sporting a mouth full of metal. However, as already stated above, it doesn’t have to be this way and there are a number of orthodontic appliances that can be worn without the need for anyone to know you’re even having orthodontic treatment. As well as Invisalign treatment, other appliances such as lingual braces are all designed with discretion in mind.
So why should you consider orthodontic treatment?
Aside from the aesthetic appeal, there are a number of definite advantages to having straighter teeth. Let’s take a look at a few of them…
Straighter teeth are healthy teeth
If you think about it, the straighter your teeth are the healthier they’re likely to be. Straighter teeth are easier to clean using a toothbrush and dental floss. When teeth are twisted, misaligned, or crooked, plaque can build up in difficult to reach areas, especially when it’s impossible to floss between them. In turn, this can cause tooth decay and bring about the early stages of gum disease. So if you want to make it easier to retain healthy teeth, make sure they’re straight.
A beautiful smile goes a long way to improving your life. It portrays trust, makes you look more attractive, and can give you the confidence to go out and live life to the fullest. On the contrary, people with a less than perfect smile often have a lower self-esteem and may even remove themselves from social situations because of it. In other words, a crooked smile can hinder your overall quality of life.
Healthy smile, healthy you!
If you have a healthy smile, Manchester experts suggest that this is inextricably linked to a healthy you. For example, there is growing proof that gum disease is closely linked to other medical issues such as heart problems, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s Disease. This makes perfect sense when you think about the fact that bacteria found in the gums can enter the bloodstream and play a part in accelerating certain conditions. Conversely, when you have straighter teeth, there’s a strong chance that they’re likely to be free from bacteria; but not only this, it promotes better chewing, therefore aiding full and proper digestion.
So now we know why you should consider orthodontic treatment, let’s take a closer look at what treatments such as Invisalign offers patients?
Orthodontics are designed to fix a wide variety of teeth problems. Some appliances such as the Inman Aligner Manchester, deal with the aesthetic appearance of a smile by treating the top and bottom six teeth that are visible in the smile line. Others such as Invisalign, lingual braces, ceramic and all-metal braces, deal with the overall function and form of a smile. Problems that can be fixed include:
- Open bites
- Deep bites
- Uneven spacing/gapping
- Oral habits
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)
Despite the fact that there are a wide variety of orthodontic treatments on the market, they all work in the same way in that they move teeth by applying gradual sustained force. When force is applied in a controlled way, the teeth (and in some cases the tooth root) slowly move back into position. In some cases, this is done using a series of removable aligners, or in others, by a solitary fixed device. Either way, by the end of the treatment the patient will have straighter teeth and a much-improved smile.
So now you know that orthodontic treatment works, which type of treatment should you opt for?
Primarily the type of treatment you need depends upon a number of factors. These can include
- Condition or degree of treatment needed
- Requirements or lifestyle needs
- The Speed of treatment.
For example, Invisalign offers arguably the most discreet orthodontic treatment available, however, because each aligner is custom-made it doesn’t come cheap. Alternatively, conventional metal-style braces are cheaper, but they mightn’t suit a person who doesn’t feel comfortable with a mouth full of metal. How about speedy treatments such as C-Fast, Secret Smiles, or the Inman Aligner? Manchester dentists will tell you that although they’re quick to work, if you have other underlying problems beyond your smile line, then accelerated brace systems such as those listed above are probably not the best choice. The bottom line is that after a thorough examination your dentist will select the right orthodontic treatment that fits both your needs and criteria.
To find out more about how to improve your smile, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment contact us on 0121 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards restoring your perfect smile.