Many of us associate teeth straightening with spotty teenagers and adolescent taunts of ‘brace face’ or ‘metal mouth’. But this is no longer true. More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to make their smiles better, correct overbites and improve their oral hygiene. Here are 5 reasons why you should embrace some braces for your teeth:
- Your smile is important.
Your teeth are one of the first things that people notice – and you know what they say about first impressions! Smiling is good for your mental health and has a positive impact on those around you. So, whether you couldn’t your teeth aligned when you were younger or you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, aligners are great way of giving you that winning smile!
- Straight teeth are good for you.
The misalignment of your teeth can lead to an increased chance of plaque and the build-up of food in your teeth. This can lead to gum disease and tooth decay which isn’t just bad for your mouth and can also give you migraines and affect your gastrointestinal health. Braces align your teeth which makes your mouth easier to clean and eliminates these problems from occurring.
- Braces are better today
Braces have evolved from their previous ‘train track’ status. The brackets used today are subtler and smaller, so there’s no bands in sight! There are also other options available, such as ceramic braces which are made of translucent material, and Invisalign which are clear, removable aligners that are worn over the teeth. As if this wasn’t enough, these services are all a lot cheaper than they’ve been in previous years.
- Teeth alignment can progress your career
Besides all the health benefits, teeth straightening is a great way to progress your career! Many celebrities and career professionals are opting to have braces because they make your teeth look great. If you take a moment to think of all your favourite celebrities, or even research the CEO of your company, you’ll probably find a great set of teeth: we recommend getting your teeth aligned, so you can smile your way to a promotion! Although this may sound a little superficial, a great smile helps you feel the best possible version for you. Feeling confident and happy in your appearance allows you to be super confident and on top form!
- Braces are an investment
People are living longer, which is fantastic! But lots of people end up losing their teeth in later life, which isn’t so great. Tooth loss is expensive, requiring dentures and tooth implants which are costly to put in and to maintain. Having your teeth aligned can help to keep your mouth healthy and avoid tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. Invest in braces now and make sure you’re smiling into your later years!
We hope this list has proven to you that nasty, metallic teeth straightening is a thing of the past. If you’re looking to improve your smile or look after your oral hygiene get braces fitted with us and know that there are many options available to gain that winning smile!