Having teeth that are not straight can cause a lot of concern and anxiety in individuals. Even if they feel outwardly confident about themselves, often they can experience occasional nagging thoughts of disliking their teeth and wishing for a more attractive version to improve their confidence and to relieve those thoughts of what others think of them.
Thankfully, braces in Milton Keynes can be a solution for many individuals who present with different kinds of dental disarray. By speaking with a professional, patients can discover how severe their condition is and in turn, find out the range of different treatment options that are available to them.
By talking through the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment plans they can, together with their dentist, come up with a tailor made plan that suits their needs and their lifestyle.
This means that patients are able to adapt more easily to their teeth straightening journey and feel more confident and in control throughout. Knowing this, it is likely more individuals will decide to undergo teeth straightening, which is hugely positive when caring for oral health.
How do straighter teeth improve oral health?
Firstly, teeth that are crooked or cramped tightly together can be harder to clean and therefore can be more susceptible to decay, damage and disease. By straightening teeth, patients and dentists are able to clean the teeth more effectively and this generally improves oral health.
Aside from this, there are other ways in which straightening teeth can improve oral health and a person’s general health as well. If teeth stick out and are prominent, because the patient has an incorrect bite, or their teeth are pushed outwards because they are packed too tightly together, then that individual is running the risk of damaging their teeth.
Accidents are not uncommon and if teeth are not aligned neatly together, then they are at greater risk of being chipped, broken or knocked out.
Speaking of damaging teeth, when one’s bite is not in line, teeth can gradually be worn down as well, which can have lasting negative implications later in life, as the enamel has been quickly worn away and the teeth are now weakened and liable to decay.
When should treatment be considered?
One is never too old to straighten their teeth, so adults are always welcomed into the dental practice to discuss the options that are available to them. In most cases, especially severe ones, a professional will examine a child’s mouth at around the age of 7 and be able to determine whether they need some kind of treatment to correct the alignment of their adult teeth and jaw.
The treatment usually begins when adult teeth have come through, in teenage years, however this is dependent on other situations as well.
The faster a person commits to such treatment, the quicker the treatment will be and the sooner it will be completed. A dentist is only too happy to provide the details that are required so that the parents or adults in question can be armed with the information that is needed in order to make an informed decision.