Many high street dentists now offer braces in Colchester for cosmetic adjustments, including us here at Hello Dental. When we say cosmetic, we mean that the patient’s health isn’t at risk without the treatment. But perhaps this gives the wrong impression. It doesn’t mean that it’s superficial, far from it.
First, there’s the oral health benefits: straighter teeth are healthier. It’s much easier to get a brush and floss into the regular gaps between straight teeth, than the oddly spaced nooks and crannies of misaligned ones. There are also fewer of these odd little hiding places for decay-causing plaque and bacteria to make a home in. So, while there may be no direct health issues caused by wonky teeth, over time, tooth decay and gum disease are more likely, as is tooth loss and the need for an expensive restoration sometime in the future.
Then there’s the enormous psychological benefits. Some people are blessed with a high level of self-confidence, and even if they have got a wonky smile, or less than perfect skin, they don’t care, they embrace themselves, smile and carry on living life to the full. However, not everyone feels this way. For some, little things go a long way, and adjusting those crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth could give a huge boost to their self-esteem.
There’s even a social benefit. If you feel happier in yourself, and confident in your smile, you are more likely to share it with others. The more you smile a genuine smile, the more others will see you as friendly and trustworthy. This can open up whole worlds of possibility.
At Hello Dental we offer two types of cosmetic braces in Colchester: Fastbraces and ClearCorrect. There are many different brands of cosmetic braces and we thought long and hard about which ones we were going to work with.
We went for Fastbraces because, as the name suggests, they work quickly. Results can be seen in just 120 days, though treatment may take up to 12 months, depending on your condition. It’s also the only braces system that guarantees a straight smile for life.
We love ClearCorrect because it’s invisible and removable, making it ideal for our adult patients.