5 Reasons to Straighten your Teeth

Many Australians have fantasized about straighter teeth at one point or another.

It is an Australian custom for children and teenagers with misaligned teeth to be fitted with braces to ensure straight teeth in their adulthood. With the emergence of clear aligners such as Invisalign, many adults are now also looking to straighten their teeth, discreetly and affordably.

If you are on the fence about your child undergoing orthodontic treatment or are considering it yourself as an adult, have a read below of the obvious and not-so-obvious benefits of orthodontic dental care in Newcastle.

Because it boosts your self-confidence:

The obvious and default reason to straighten teeth is to improve the appearance of your teeth. Orthodontic treatments such as braces or Invisalign at Manning Valley Dental can make your front teeth straighter, resulting in a pristine and attractive smile. The main reason this is beneficial is that it helps people to feel more confident. Straighter teeth can bring out the best in you by allowing you to be comfortable and even proud of your smile.

Because it doesn’t have to be obvious:

Some adults feel embarrassed about the prospect of wearing braces. While they are very effective, braces are visually obvious, cannot be removed, and can make it hard to eat and drink in public. However, this no longer has to be a concern for many, who are eligible to have their teeth straightened by invisible aligners, such as Invisalign. This method allows people to adjust their teeth without compromising their day-to-day appearance in the meantime.

Because straight teeth are easier to clean:

When teeth overlap or have gaps between them, there may be many little pockets, grooves, and fissures where food and other debris can build up. Despite thorough care with a toothbrush and floss, a build-up of plaque may still result, as we see repeatedly at our Manning Valley Dental Clinic. This heightens the risk of tooth decay, which can result in tooth pain and in worst-case scenarios even tooth loss or treatments such as a root canal.

Because it might help to reduce your jaw pain:

Misaligned teeth are often associated with overbite, underbite, or cross-bite, and are another type of malocclusion that is corrected by orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign at Manning Valley Dental. Having teeth that don’t close together properly can result in us using our jaws in strange ways when we eat, or even at rest, potentially resulting in facial pain or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. As a side note, this can also make it harder to chew your food properly, which may sometimes result in indigestion issues.

Because it’s more affordable than you might assume:

Straight teeth don’t have to be expensive, which is true of many forms of modern cosmetic dentistry at Manning Valley Dental. Certainly, as a consumer, you can certainly make wiser choices at a dentist with affordable and fair pricing that considers your needs as a customer.

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