In dentistry, there are a range of dental treatments that focus primarily on how your teeth look; these are cosmetic dental treatments and they are able to transform your teeth by using the latest in dental technology and modern techniques.
If you have always wanted straighter teeth as a child, but as an adult are now apprehensive about having braces, you’ll be happy to know that there are now modern alternatives to traditional metal braces that can help you to straighten your teeth and give you a more improved smile.
So if you currently have crooked teeth, would like to close a gap, correct your bite or simply straighten your teeth, you may want to consider visiting a dental practice where an experienced dentist will be able to advise you on the best treatment to have your smile looking its best.
How cosmetic dentistry can help to improve your smile
Although cosmetic dental treatments focus primarily on improving the appearance of your teeth, some of these treatments can also provide restorative benefits. For example, if you have noticed your teeth are losing their natural shade of white and are becoming discoloured, you may want to consider having your teeth whitened. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve your smile and you can see results immediately.
Composite bonding is another popular cosmetic dental treatment which is used to repair teeth that are damaged or discoloured and this is done by using a tooth-coloured resin that is applied onto the tooth’s surface and used to reshape and recontour the damaged tooth.
Dental imperfections can also be corrected by straightening your teeth and there are some notable benefits in doing so.
The benefits of straightening your teeth
Although very common, having dental imperfections such as chipped or crowded teeth can affect a person’s confidence, which is why many people opt to have cosmetic dental treatment to correct these imperfections and straighten their teeth. In addition to this, by not correcting such idiosyncrasies, it can also affect your oral health and physical health if not treated early enough.
Crooked teeth for example can negatively impact your oral health in that you may not always be able to clean in between your teeth properly, which can lead to a build-up of bacteria. By straightening your teeth, you are able to brush and floss in between your teeth properly and there is a reduced risk of there being trapped food in between your teeth. A build-up of food and/or bacteria can lead to tooth decay or periodontal diseases in the mouth.
Another way in which crooked teeth can impact your health is that they can interfere with how you chew your food. Not chewing your food properly can lead to problems with digestion including bloating, heartburn and acid reflux.
If you currently have misaligned teeth, you may find that your speech is impacted, as your teeth may not allow you to articulate sounds properly.
If you do decide to straighten your teeth, there are more discreet treatment options such as Invisalign Hertfordshire. Invisalign is an alternative teeth-straightening treatment to traditional metal braces, which uses clear aligners that are practically invisible when worn.